The ankle boots to love this season

 

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Ankle boots have long been a wardrobe staple when it comes to the shoe department. This season there are various styles to choose from and I’ve been searching for the perfect pieces to add to my closet. These are my favorite trendy ankle boots for AW16!

 

Ankle boots are a perfect addition to your wardrobe for many reasons. First, they are easy to style. Whether you wear skinny jeans, skirts, dresses, culottes, cropped jeans or even flares, the ankle boot is always a good choice. Second, ankle boots can be worn almost all year through. They don’t cover your leg much and will give your look a neat finish from the beginning of autumn till the end of spring.

Starting by finding a solid classic pair of suede ankle boots is ideal. I’m very critical when it comes to shopping, and have decided that online shopping is the best option for me. I will order several items (sometimes very similar), and will then try them at home. Recently I ordered two pairs of suede black ankle boots: these from Miss Selfridge and these from Steve Madden. They are indeed very similar (style, price, quality), but when I got them and tried them on it was very easy to decide. The Steve Madden boots have a shorter and much more comfortable heel, while they are also shorter in the ankle, which for me works better because I’m petite. In this way, I could find the perfect classic pair of ankle boots, a purchase that I will not later regret.

Then there are the statement pieces. Velvet, metallics, embroidery, glitter, animal prints, patent finish; everything is allowed as long as it is bold and catches the eye. These are ideal for edgy mix and match looks, or simply to add to a neutral outfit. If you have a complete black outfit for example and then add these, the boots will be the star and add an interesting touch to a very minimal and elegant look. After deciding that snake prints didn’t work for me, I would still like to find timeless leopard print ankle boot – have you seen any good ones around? Meanwhile, I’m very happy with my new dark blue boots. They are elegant, interesting, comfortable and match my new cape (as seen here)!

The block heel remains a favorite. Extremely comfortable and a very cute style, the block heel is here to stay, and I don’t mind at all. Check below my favorite styles and click on the images to be re-directed to the item’s website. Happy shopping!

 

 

Which ankle boot style are you in love with this season?

 

Xo,

Catia

Cátia

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3 comments

  1. I love ankle boots, but black and suede ankle boots, they must be my favourite ones!
    How’s the phd going? I just got back from a meeting (the first of the day as I have another one later on), and it made me almost cry. So much to do, so little time and even less help. Damn it, how am I going to do this!

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