Ankle boots: 10 fashionable kicks to get your hands on this season
For the love of ankle boots
Not to play favourites, but if we had to pick one type of footwear to last us for life, ankle boots would win. For one, they’re the most hassle-free to slip on and off. Of course, we’d be heedless if we didn’t acknowledge some of those pairs with tiresome lace-ups and accoutrements which make the act slightly more difficult, but when compared to other boots (see: knee-highs), these get practicality.
Secondly, finding the right ankle boot is essential especially at this time of the year. A genuine wardrobe staple which will transcend all weather types, ankle boots work well in both humid cities (a.k.a, home) and winter climates. In other words, they’re guaranteed to be your go-to travel companion across the continent this season. Trust us, you’ll get the most wear out of the ankle boot than any other shoe styles during this year-end season; it’s a good investment piece that you can wear in the office or on your winter holidays.
If you want your pick of the cream of the crop, now is the time to start seeking out your next acquisition. Enter: our pick of the most stylish and chic ankle boots to own. Click ahead for HW’s edit on the best ankle boots to shop right now.
Classic Chelsea boots remain a firm fixture as one of the best ankle boots of the season — their high-gloss, luxed-up finish adds a forever appeal to it. Stepping into the spotlight as one of the most chic options this Fall/Winter 17’ is this block heel classic from Tory Burch.
Style Tip:Wear with a wide-legged jumpsuit for an ensemble fit for the office.
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As we’ve said before, sock boots are this season’s must-have style. With these boots, you’d get to kill two birds with one stone and rock Fall/Winter 17’s two biggest shoe style trends. Crafted from black stretch-suede, Givenchy’s ‘New Feminine’ pair has patent-leather panels that are detailed with a slim buckled strap.
Style Tip: The pointed toe and stiletto heel will further elongate the leg, so it’s best to pair these boots with a mini A-line skirt suitable for fall or even an oversized shirt worn as a dress to show off legs for days.
These black leather ankle boots feature stripes in contrasting colours on the seams; a fresh and novel update on the classic block heel boot. If you’re one to inject a subtle detail of fun into your outfit, these boots will be perfect for you.
Style Tip: Pair these with skinny cigarette trousers and a brightly coloured sweater.
Scarlet-hued boots are one of the biggest shoe trends for Fall/ Winter 17, and they instantly upgrade any outfit you style them with, making it look more striking. Made in Italy from croc-effect leather, Rag & Bone’s ‘Wren’ pair has a elasticated side panels and a black buckled strap so they pull off with ease.
Style Tip: These stiletto boots will look their best when teamed with a buttoned-up coat.
Try fall’s vinyl trend and go for a retro look with this pair of shiny red patented booties. This smart ankle boot is just the right pop of colour you need for the season, pulling off Parisian chic in the best way possible.
Style Tip:Style these with monochromatic black outfits and vintage jeans.
Burberry’s ‘Everdon’ boots are crafted from ombré leather in a ’90s-style combat boot silhouette. Set on a chunky rubber sole, they’re detailed with traditional brogue perforations and a trio of buckled straps that give them a cool, edgy feel.
Style Tip: Toughen up floral skirts and dresses with these boots for an edgy take on classic femininity.
Talk about novelty! These leather ankle boots have a slanted cuff and sculptural cone heel. This signature Saint Laurent boot silhouette is so often talked about by fashion insiders, it’s very well worth the investment.
Style Tip:Wear them with a little black dress, or channel the 80s’ look with stonewashed denim.
With a glossy black cap toe and mirrored heel, these ankle boots pull off as effortlessly contemporary even with its quirky candy stripe detailing. Here’s where it gets even better; these boots are also lined with leather for comfortable wear. Comfort and style? Sign us up!
Style Tip:Pair with a vibrant coloured coat and a denim midi skirt.