Boots for Summer? Lily Aldridge, Adut Akech, And More Make the Case

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of @LilyAldridge

Lily Aldridge

Give all of your floral dresses a completely new vibe by slipping on a pair of ankle boots just like Aldridge.

Madewell Lucie smocked button-front midi dress

$138

MADEWELL

Everlane The Glove boot

$115$86
EVERLANE
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Diane Kruger

Follow Kruger’s lead and give sweet floral dresses a cool-girl twist with a pair of cutout boots.

Reformation Deven floral print mini dress

$180

NET-A-PORTER

Chloé Rylee ankle boots

$1,390

CHLOÉ
Photo: Courtesy of @AdutAkech

Adut Akech

Toughen up a day-to-night mini dress with a chunky pair of combat boots, similar to Akech’s Prada style.

P.A.R.O.S.H. ruched side dress

$396$277
FARFETCH

Prada mini bag combat boot

$1,420

NORDSTROM
Photo: Courtesy of Splash News

Katie Holmes

Hit refresh on those plaid dresses and anchor them with a great pair of classic brown boots.

A.P.C. Raquel linen shirtdress

$410$164
MATCHESFASHION.COM

Chloé Diane harness leather combat boots

$1,075$645
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Photo: Getty Images

Kendall Jenner

If anyone can breathe new life into an LBD, it’s Kendall Jenner. Take notes and try styling yours with a western bootie.

Bardot exposed back slipdress

$139

NORDSTROM

Ganni western leather ankle boots

$495$346
MYTHERESA
Photo: Getty Images

Irina Shayk

For maximum coolness, take those monochromatic looks to the next level with a leather-on-leather look.

Nanushka Ernie ruched vegan leather mini dress

$445$267
NET-A-PORTER

Irina Shayk x Tamara Mellon Escape boot

$896

TAMARA MELLON