In winter, dressing from the feet up is a (chilly) breeze with ankle boots. There are endless ways to wear them – they work when you can still get away with bare legs, or with tights and trousers once that’s no longer an option. And this season there’s something for every wardrobe, from nine-to-five classics to weekend statement-makers destined for ICON status. Here’s how we’ll be wearing our favourite pairs in the coming months.
For a timeless style with serious cool-girl credentials, a pair of slouchy suede boots gets the job done. We love them with opaque tights and a short, flirty skirt. A simple crewneck on top is casual enough for daytime, while a black blazer and statement earrings will instantly elevate the look for a night out.
For those who don’t mind a sky-high heel (like us), these boots are destined to become one of the hardest-working items in your wardrobe. We’ll be wearing this sleek pair with smart day dresses or camouflaged under wide-legged trousers at work, and then after-hours with leather leggings (a winter staple we urge everyone to buy). The ultimate finishing touch.
Western boots are no longer reserved for cowboys. The black leather and rock ’n’ roll gold hardware gives this style a modern spin. And they’re an easy way to add a little personality to your daytime uniform. To keep it smart, add a tailored blazer or chunky knit over your favourite pair of jeans.
If you’re looking for an elegant and effortless evening shoe, this is the style worth investing in. The pointy toe is super-smart, the kitten heel makes it possible to mingle for hours during party season, and the flattering sock top looks fab with flowing, A-line dresses.
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