There are plenty of reasons to look forward to fall each year, but when you’re a fashion girl, nothing beats shopping for a new pair (or two) of ankle boots. And if you want your pick of the cream of the crop, now is the time to start seeking out your next acquisition.
High-Cut and Sleek
The number one style to look out for this year is structured, simple and clean-cut with a longer shaft than the western-style booties we’ve all been wearing for years. But just like the western ones, reserve these for skirts and dresses or skinny jeans tucked in the ankle. If you want to experiment with a looser jean, though, roll the cuffs up well above the ankle to show off your fab new shoes.
If you’ve ever wished you could leave the house in just a pair of super-comfy socks, then this style is the one for you. Stretchy shafts in soft materials give these boots an ankle-hugging, stocking-like effect that’s much more feminine than their chunky buckled predecessors. Go full femme with a floaty midi dress or use the boots to add a ladylike touch to a tough jacket and pants.
A beaded or sparkly heel looks best when worn with clean, minimalist jeans and a tailored blazer or vest. You know they’re meant to be the star of the show, so give them a chance to stand out.
This relaxed and open style is the perfect mate for leggings, tights or even bare legs. Avoid pairing them with loose pants or you’ll end up looking baggy and shapeless.