You Can Still Wear Boots In The Summer. Here's How

Though traditionally a fall and winter shoe, boots are making a big impact on the fashion scene this summer. Boots aren't just for staying warm anymore as they've become a full-blown fashion statement. When styled correctly, they can be as comfortable as tennis shoes on a hot summer day. In fact, street style stars like Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevigne, and Nina Dobrev have all been seen rocking this trend (via Footwear News).

For times when sandals don't meet the cut, boots can be an amazingly chic alternative. In addition, they usually offer more utility (via Metro). Many boots are waterproof and, sometimes, even better suited for outdoor adventures than traditional summer sandals. Whether you're looking to dress up or down this summer season, boots could be the answer to your fashion faux pas. There's no need to put your winter boots in storage quite yet with outfit ideas like these.

Cowboy boots with sundresses

Cowboy boots aren't just for the wild west anymore. They are a fashion statement being worn by your favorite celebrities on the daily. The boots have been on the rise since 2021 when they were spotted on street style stars and influencers. Most notably, Halsey stepped out in May 2021 in a white babydoll sundress and bright blue cowboy boots (via Footwear News). Coming in a variety of colors, embroideries, and styles, there is sure to be a cowboy boot to fit your aesthetic.

Ultimately, sundresses are a classic summer staple, and you can spice up your traditional sundress by swapping out your sandals with a pair of cowgirl boots.

Chunky combat boots with oversized dresses

Doc Marten combat boots have been a staple in the shoe game since the '90s (via Dr. Martens). As the grunge trend has lived on, chunky combat boots have been a pivotal part of fall and winter fashion. However, as time has progressed, we often see combat boots worn year-round with dresses. 

These dresses are not dainty. In fact, many people are taking a page out of the Olsen sisters' playbook and drowning themselves in oversized fabrics (via Coveteur). Chunky combat boots balance out the nature of the oversized dress.

Tall boots and jean shorts

Whether you follow the western boot trend, choose to try out knee-high rain boots, or take a page out of Ariana Grande's book and wear thigh highs, tall boots and jean shorts make for a show-stopping look.

Tall boots can balance out your micro-mini denim shorts and make for a more modest look. This is also a great style hack for short girls wanting to look taller (via All Women's Talk). Style them with an oversized tee for a more relaxed look or an oversized button-up for a chic street-style moment.

Colorful boots for a fun twist

Style your summer fit with bright boots for a pop of color. Fun color for summer: groundbreaking, we know. It's always fun to find new ways to brighten up your wardrobe. Luckily, boots come in a variety of colors that make for a statement and a bright pop. Consider replacing your heels with a pair of hot pink ankle boots or bright blue thigh highs on your next night out. Celebrities like Olivia Culpo and Rita Ora have been seen wiggling colorful boots into their wardrobe, too (via Hollywood Life).

Ankle boots with a feminine romper

To balance out the femininity of a flowy summer romper, consider adding a grunge pair of ankle boots. This can quickly turn the look from day to night (via Shoe Tease). The look is also perfect for vacation as it is easy to throw on for a night out after a long day of sightseeing. It's also the perfect look for a summer festival where you want to ensure your feet are covered while still making a fashion statement.