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 mini dress and Prada’s uber-popular 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 mini dress 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.