There are so many reasons we get excited to celebrate the arrival of warm weather, but packing away our boot wardrobe is not one of them. There’s just a certain air of cool that boots lend to a look — one that pumps, flats, sneakers, and sandals just can’t offer. Luckily, as we move from winter into spring, there are plenty of weather-appropriate styles available that work for the in-between season and help to effortlessly edge up your look. From cutout styles to open woven fabrics to peep-toe silhouettes and more, Spring 2018’s crop of boots have got transitional style on lock.

1. Zara Braided Mid Heel Ankle Boots ($129): No socks required! A pop of bold color and a breezy fabrication make for a spring style double whammy.

2. Jeffrey Campbell Ames Western Boot ($198): How to get a little of this season’s Western trend without going full-on cowgirl? Work a pair of black, cutout booties that blend rock and roll with a hint of rodeo.

3. H&M Suede Ankle Boots  ($70): Lean into the sunny season — and show off that fresh pedicure — with a peep-toe bootie. In goes-with-everything tan, you’ll have a festive add-on to everything from denim to dresses.

4. Dolce Vita Dee Booties ($150): This season, white is the new red when it comes to boot hues. Street-style mavens were rocking this look all Fashion Month, so expect it to carry into spring.

5. Elliot Light Grey Ankle Booties ($39): Taller styles like knee length and OTK boots might feel a little suffocating when warm weather comes, so opt for an ankle-length bootie in a light neutral tone. The colorway pairs with almost everything, and the subtle-v cut lets you show a hint of skin when you rock these with jeans.

6. 1. State Amilee Cut Out Bootie ($129): The mule’s more covered-up cousin, the slingback, cutout bootie lets you feel the breeze from front to back. Bonus points for an easy-to-walk-in block heel.

7. Topshop Dip Chelsea Shoeboots ($52): Get the best of both worlds with a peep-toe pair that’s open in the back, as well. Styled with relaxed denim and a tailored topper, you’ve got a look that’s equal parts laid-back and polished.

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