Color, style, height, and shape. Material, toe coverage, the list goes on. There are so many aspects that contribute to the perfect fall or winter shoe. And when you shop women’s boots online, the options can be vastly overwhelming.  

How is any gal expected to choose?

Piper and Scoot has created a simple guide on how to wear ankle booties for women this fall.  Let us help lead you to your perfect fit!




Heel or No Heel?

Heeled Ankle Booties

When styling higher-heeled ankle booties, remember the reason for the extra “umph.” The real goal with the heel is to elongate that summer body you’ve been trying to maintain through the fall and winter seasons. Or maybe it’s just because the occasion and weather require a dressier boot. Let’s be real. It’s hard not to look classy with a heel, so if you chose it, we’re pretty sure you were looking for that WOW factor to complete your look.

Piper and Scoot Recommendation: Wear high-heeled ankle booties with a little black (or any colored) dress and some leggings for maximum style. This rose-colored boot has a chunky block heel and luxe velvet that’s sure to add color and class to a nighttime outfit.


No-Heel Booties

Flat no-heel booties is the ultimate casual choice. This boot will likely be the most worn, most comfortable, and most versatile of the boots on your shoe rack. Flatter ankle booties look best when paired with rolled-up jeans.

Piper and Scoot Recommendation: Opt for a bit of contrast in the new Chelsea Contrast Black/Pin Punch in nubuck leather. This is a real favorite among shoes and boots online. Leather uppers, leather and canvas lining, and a built-in memory foam sock are just a few reasons why this ankle boot is so comfortable. It’ll be hard to wear anything else.


Texture Type: Leather vs. Suede

Leather is the king of durability. For those wet and rainy fall afternoons, your mind can be at ease. Leather is often resistant to water staining as long as the water is wiped off fairly quickly.

What is nubuck leather?

Nubuck leather is sanded or roughed up to give the texture of the boot a more velvety feel. But, suede reigns supreme for its velvety soft texture. Often suede feels more subtle, whereas leather can become more of a statement shoe. On the other hand, many men and women say that suede’s luxe look trumps leather’s. We’ll let you decide.

Piper and Scoot Recommendation: Wear a black leather ankle boot with your favorite fall floral jumpsuit. Test the two textures to see which one’s your favorite. And remember that both take a good amount of up-keeping for long term wear.


Now that you’re an expert at styling ankle booties, feel more confident as you shop women’s boots online at Piper and Scoot.