From high street to designer, these are the best ankle boots…
If you’re wondering which accessories to invest in this season that will last all year long, then I have two words for you: ankle boots. They are high on the sartorial agenda, and it’s easy to see why. Whether it’s slimline silhouettes, or chunky track sole boots, the best ankle boots will adapt themselves seamlessly to your existing wardrobe and elevate any outfit.
Even during the warmer months, these boots pair perfectly with pretty summer dresses for a stylish off-duty look.
As always, the catwalk is a great source of inspiration when it comes to your new season wardrobe, and this year was no exception. As a fashion editor, I was lucky enough to see some of my favourite shows and get up close and personal with the new trends.
Cowboy boots, having had a bit of a bad rep in recent seasons, are now officially back in fashion, as seen from Isabel Marant and Celine, and we want in. Team them with oversized jeans and a blazer for that ultimate French girl chic.
Feel-good dressing is a main trend for this season and it extends to your feet: it’s all about dressing for the part. Think brightly coloured boots and metallic pointy toes with sky high heels – look to Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton for inspiration.
That said, if you’re after a simpler style, don’t worry: the chunky track sole boot is going nowhere. In fact, the likes of MatchesFashion and Net-A-Porter have already re-stocked bestselling boots from Prada and Balenciaga, so you’re all sorted.
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, the high street is full of them, from Mango to Zara and H&M. For a slightly chicer silhouette, look for Chelsea ankle boots, which never go out of style. For more shopping inspiration, don’t forget to check out my edits of the best summer sandals and best trainers for all your footwear needs.
The best ankle boots to buy now:
I’ve handpicked each pair of boots from brands that the Marie Claire UK team know and love. I’ve taken into account everything from the material, the price, the style and the quality. Keep on scrolling for my top picks…