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Fall is here at last, and with that comes the glorious arrival of ankle boots, which keep you just warm enough for the season's not-so-chilly-just-yet weather. We've handpicked 12 of our favorites (with heels!), ranging in color from everyday neutrals to special occasion reds.
1. Acne Cypress ankle boots, $589 at MyTheresa: A pair of boots like these can be worn with just about anything, and also, worn everyday. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't also check out the other 11 pairs on our list.
2. Maurie and Eve "Phoenix" wedge, $310 at SoleStruck: A high wedge and a light-colored bootie will add miles to your legs while keeping your toes warm.
3. Yves Saint Laurent "Palais" suede ankle boots, $950 at Net-a-Porter: These suede YSL boots are a dressier version of the otherwise casual lace-up boot trend.
4. Red suede ankle boot, $1,075 at Alexander McQueen: And these will dress up just about everything.
5. "Adore" suede side zip boot, $124 at Topshop: Because who needs boring black when you have a pair of blue suede shoes?
6. Steve Madden "Annie L " leopard-print ankle booties, $150 at Heels.com: Sometimes, leopard is best in small doses, and these Steve Madden ankle booties have just enough leopard-print to be cute without being too wild.
7. Pierre Hardy color-block suede ankle boots, $1,200 at Net-a-Porter: Liven up any plain pair of jeans with these extra bright and colorful boots.
8. Gucci knit cuff ankle boots, $819 at MyTheresa: These Gucci boots are casual enough to be worn during the day, but are sleek enough (thanks to that high heel) to dress up an otherwise whatever outfit.
9. Dolce & Gabbana plaid and leather lace-up boots, $1,045 at Net-a-Porter: Same thing goes for these.
10. Proenza Schouler lace-up bootie, $795 at Opening Ceremony: These Proenza heels are almost the perfect shade of red for fall, and that deep wine color is basically meant to be paired with some black tights and a short little shift.
11. "Acorn" leather platform chelsea ankle boot, $119 at Asos: This shade of brown also screams "fall"—so why not give it what it wants and introduce it to your October wardrobe?
12. Azzedine Alaïa black arabesque studded leather ankle boots, $2,105 at Montaigne Market: Of course, we had to put a pair of black boots on our list, but these Alaïa stacked-heels are anything but boring. In fact, they might even rival the red suede Alexander McQueen heels at #4.
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