All hail the glorious ankle boot! As perfect with jeans as they are with dresses, these versatile bad boys are a wardrobe essential. While a pair of black boots are a must in our books, we say there’s always room for a bit of colour, animal print and high gloss on our feet too.
Consider these boots “investments”, because although they aren’t cheap, they’ll be sure to last for multiple seasons (if you treat them right).
Time to give your old boots the boot? Here are our picks of the best ankle boots this season…
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#1 – The modern black (Acne)
It’s a slight understatement to say that we have just a little crush on these Acne Jensen Boots. We are ready to take them out to dinner, introduce them to the folks and start planning a future together.
$740 at Green With Envy stores and online.
#2 – Animal instincts (Senso)
You can’t have too much animal print in your wardrobe. Well, you can, but these Senso Paloma Boots are certainly not too much. Pair them with some black jeans and you’re onto a winner.
$275 available online from Senso.
#3 – Shades of grey (Bul)
With just enough heel to make the vertically challenged of us happy, these Bul Melrose Boots come in this great shade of grey (as well in black and cream, if you’re not grey inclined). We love the handy side zip which makes putting on/taking off muuuch easier.
$360 from Bul stores and online.
#4 – Hey stud! (Chloe)
Well look at you, fancy pants! If you’ve got a spare $1.5K to spend on some boots, throw your sweet, sweet dollars at these Chloe Susanna Studded Boots. They are totally luxe, totally cool and something we wish were already on our feet.
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#5 – Black and gold (Camilla and Marc)
Ugh, we are such suckers for the black and gold combo. The Camilla and Marc Isla Black Ankle Boot is making us want to do bad, bad things to our credit cards. We love the gold detailing on the heel and outside zip.
$650 from Camilla and Marc stores and online.
#6 – Everyday classic (Ginger & Smart)
As previously mentioned, a classic black boot is a wardrobe essential. The Ginger & Smart Commander boots in black have that perfect sized heel that’s ideal for wearing like all the time. The slight sheen that makes them look just that little bit fancier, and we’re big fans of that.
$399 from Ginger & Smart boutiques and online.
#7 – High shine (Zimmermann)
Helloooo glossy! We are in love with the high gloss effect on these Zimmermann boots. Coming in a little higher up the ankle than your regular ankle boot, these fellas are great with skirts, dresses and a “look at me” attitude.
$495 from Zimmermann stores and online.
#8 – Laser cut legends (Mimco)
These Mimco Savannah boots are those wear-with-anything-to-anywhere kind of boots. Whack them on with some jeans and a cosy knit or team with a simple skirt and top… It doesn’t really matter because either way you’ll look amazing.
$299 from Mimco retailers and online.