With only a month left of Summer, Fall fashion is on my brain. Especially with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, since everything from their Fall lines are on sale. And when I buy a few things in anticipation of Fall, I have a really hard time resisting those new items. I mean, who wants to wait two months to wear something new? Not me. I mean, I’m always the kind to wear my new birthday clothes on my birthday…obviously I have no patience.

So when I picked up these black Sam Edelman booties at the Anniversary Sale, I knew I had to figure out a way to wear them during the summer so I could get lots of use out of them even before it started to cool off.

And even if you haven’t bought any new ankle boots, dust off your pair from last season that are stuffed in the back of your closet and give them some love, because even during the summer these shoes can be totally appropriate!

First up, black and white. This chic color combination is perfect for summer, and a black bootie and clutch give it a really sleek look while still being light and airy for those sunny days. You could also do a brown and white version with a cognac bootie and crossbody bag!

j.crew factory top (similar here and here)
sam edelman booties (on sale right now!)

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During the fall I love to wear ankle booties with tights and dresses. Ditch the tights for summer and wear them with a bare leg and a lightweight summer dress. I also added a light wash denim jacket to keep the outfit feeling light and summery. This would also be perfect with a gray or brown bootie!
similar dress here, here (on sale!), and here
sam edelman bootie (on sale right now!)
jototes bag, c/o

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And finally, a simple lightweight layers look. A graphic tee is a summer staple for me, but I like to dress it up a bit with a cargo vest. Then throw on a pair of distressed jeans or denim cut-offs and your booties are the perfect final touch! 
photos by Sara Walk

DIY cargo vest (similar here, on sale!)
sam edelman booties (on sale right now!)
And here’s a few more of my favorite booties on sale right now! Click the images below to shop!
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