Ankle boots. Probably my favourite item of clothing, ever! If you manage to find that perfect pair, it’s like heaven. I probably wear ankle boots more than runners, I feel they give an outfit a certain dose of chic without having to opt for heels, which is essential when you’re running around the city doing a million different things before lunch.
My favourite pair *ever* was a black pointed style from ASOS, I bought them in black last year for just under €100, and to say I got my money’s worth from them would be an understatement. I wore them CONSTANTLY. ASOS re-released the same boot as the ELSA this year, and rather than re-buying them in the black, I got them in the Khaki suede instead, which I am currently loving just as much. If I see the black pair go on sale anytime soon, I’ll probably snap them up too, as I know they’ll get worn.
A little tip from me to you: if you have a pair of perfectly worn-in ankle boots that are looking a bit shabby after a few season’s wear, then keep them for festivals. As long as they don’t have a high heel (which your daily ankle boots shouldn’t have, for your feet’s sake!) then they’ll be prefect for stomping around a festival in. Plus, they’ll give your outfit that effortlessly cool Kate-Moss-at-Glastonbury vibe, minus Pete Doherty, obvs .
Finding a pair of ankle boots that’s right for you is essential. For me, the pointer the toe the better, but you might want a velvet-finish, some fringe-detail, or bit of sexy studding. Right now I’m also loving anything in a patent finish (aka high-shine) or a style that’s cut just above the ankle, it looks trés chic! Snakeskin is also high on my lust-list, especially if you want to make a statement with your ankle boot. Just make sure that they’re comfortable, and you can happily wear them all day without crying. When you’ve got your go-to pair, wear them in with thick socks for the first week, and you should be in the clear.
Below I’ve put together a shoppable edit of my favourite ankle boot styles available right now, all under one hundred clams. Some are well under that, mind you! Just browse through the widget using the arrows, hover over the image for the brand, and click on any image to be directed to the store for more information. I hope you find something you love, do let me know your favourites in the comments below.