Sandal season is in full force, but some of the most stylish stars are zigging while everyone else is zagging. Instead of the tried-and-true sandal-dress combo, summer-dresses-and-boot outfits have been populating street style images. Turns out there’s no need to wait until fall to wear those combat boots.
Just a day ago, Lily Aldridge posted a picture on Instagram showing off a beautiful floral Dôen dress and a pair of classic tan suede ankle boots. Fellow model Adut Akech seems to love the contrast too. Her interpretation of the winning outfit included a red minidress and Prada’s überpopular combat boots. And it’s not just the models who are into the dueling look. Katie Holmes and Diane Kruger are also on board. Each lady has a very distinct sense of style, but their looks all prove that summer-dresses-and-boot outfits are a clever alternative when you want to skip open-toe. Read on to see exactly how each star brings the chic pairing to life.
Give all of your floral dresses a completely new vibe by slipping on a pair of ankle boots just like Aldridge.
Follow Kruger’s lead and give sweet floral dresses a cool-girl twist with a pair of cutout boots.
Toughen up a day-to-night minidress with a chunky pair of combat boots, similar to Akech’s Prada style.
Hit refresh on those plaid dresses and anchor them with a great pair of classic brown boots.
If anyone can breathe new life into an LBD, it’s Kendall Jenner. Take notes and try styling yours with a western bootie.
For maximum coolness, take those monochromatic looks to the next level with a leather-on-leather look.