Beauty and Style

5 great ankle boots for autumn and winter

October 1, 2015

I love a good ankle boot. I never really liked those knee-high numbers but I find ankle boots so incredibly versatile, working just as well with jeans as with a dress and black tights. I like ’em flat or nearly flat on account of the fact I am almost six feet tall and prefer not to be in pain. A few years ago I bought an almost perfect pair of Hudson boots from Office, but they’re now approaching their third winter and are starting to look a little sad, so I’ve been scouting around for a replacement/supplementary pair.

Now what I really want is a pair of ankle boots from the American brand Frye, but their cost is somewhat prohibitive for me at this point, so I have located some much, much, much cheaper alternatives from the high street right here at home instead.

I found five pairs which could easily work their way into my wardrobe. Four of them are black, just because I think it is (a) the most versatile colour for the darker months, when we spend most of our waking hours in 80 deniers and (b) the best colour for most things.

Ankle boots for autumn

The first pair is from Hudson, the same brand as my beloved and battered boots. They have a similar look to the ones I need to replace. The bottom pair is from M&S – with a beautifully classic Chelsea boot, you can’t really go wrong, can you?

The brown ones that snuck in and have the highest heel? I saw those when I was desperately browsing New Look for some work trousers the other evening and I just think they’re irresistible. The textures of the pair at the top right of the picture below are what elevate it from a nice pair to a really nice pair in my eyes – though I am still wondering whether I would get sick of them too quickly. And the final pair, at the bottom right of the picture below looks about as trustworthy as boots can get without being totally boring – I love that gold zip.

Ankle boots for autumn

What do you think of my choices? Have you spotted any great ankle boots that I could add to my list? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

P.S. Nicky’s key pieces for trans-seasonal dressing, why trench coats are perfect for autumn and more brilliant buys that last from season to season.

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