Out of all the footwear in existence, the boot is the tried-and-true piece to anchor an outfit. A boot is more elevated than a sneaker and far more comfortable than a stiletto. It will also take you physically farther than any flimsy flip flop. The boot is simply one of the most universal pieces of footwear. You can wear it with a dress, a skirt, a flare, or skinny jeans. While in a boot, the world is your sartorial oyster. Here, see ba&sh’s five best boots to wear this spring–and five ways to wear them.

One of the most classic iterations of a boot is the combat boot. They come sturdy and ready for the elements. ba&sh’s Comy combat boots come both tough and chic with a thick and grained leather upper and sole that is both flexible and light. And while they have laces for an elevated appeal, they also have a zip on the side for an easy-to-wear sensibility. The best ways to don them? Pair them with a bohemian dress or a floral frock to add a downtown air of strength. If you want to go the classic route, opt for black skinny jeans à la a French fashion editor.

Also in the sphere of ankle boots is the stiletto boot. Thanks to its thin (but powerful!) heel, the silhouette adds a dangerous sex appeal to any look. Take ba&sh’s Caitlin suede ankle boot in gorgeous neutral colors like navy, black, and light green. While there is a sweet Western design on the suede upper, there is a pointy toe and a signature stiletto heel that evokes a saucy flair. Style these boots with a pair of cropped flares to lengthen the legs or a maxi skirt to add some confident height.

One of the most stellar choices for fashion’s favorite footwear are knee-high boots. You can’t go wrong with this look. ba&sh’s Casta boot–both in black and white–skim the knee but have an artful pleat at the ankle. They also age like fine wine and the more you wear them, the more they gain character. (The Casta boot is also crafted from responsibly sourced leather). This boot can be worn with almost anything, from skinny jeans to skirts, or even a flowing spring dress.

For on-the-go boots, there’s always the Chelsea boot. It’s the slick cousin of the combat boot. ba&sh offers the Scoda in delicious off-white suede as well as the Coda iteration in black. When wearing skinny jeans or bootcut jeans, switch out those sneakers and put on either the Scoda or the Coda to instantly add some strong elegance to your spring ensemble.

Finally, we all love a version of the cowboy boot. Think of ba&sh’s iterations as something that would make Annie Oakley proud but with that perfect amount of je nais se quoi. The best example is the Cooper cowboy boot. It’s less “giddy-up” and more polish. This boot is a low cowboy boot that is made from grained calfskin and boasts a removable ankle strap with silver hardware and a flat rounded toe. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you wear them with your denim flares or your mini skirt.