With the cold season fast approaching, you’ll be needing some sturdy but stylish ankle boots to keep warm while looking chic.
If you’re going for something a bit more noticeable than the basic black boot, this season is the best time to get wild with the latest crop of animal prints – think leopard-print kitten heels and snakeskin block heels.
Alternatively, those who are keeping things simple can look to timeless styles like the Chelsea boot in low-key colours that will pair with everything.
See our top picks below.
Kurt Geiger London Swiss Black Studded Block Heeled Boots
No winter wardrobe is complete without a statement ankle boot, and this studded option from Kurt Geiger is a bling-tastic choice. The black leather boot features a 90mm block heel that instantly lengthens the look of your legs. Day or night, don’t underestimate the versatility of these beauties. Eight sizes available.
£189 | Kurt Geiger | Buy it now
Yee-haw! The classic Western boot style is will go with pretty much everything, making it totally investment-worthy. This Topshop offering boasts a 2-inch block heel that works perfectly for weekdays and weekends. Also available in wide fit. Not your exact style? Shop all of Topshops ankle boots here.
Anine Bing Stevie Boots
If haven’t heard of Anine Bing, you ought to look her up right now. The LA-based designer, who launched her eponymous label 6 years ago, is certainly one to watch. There are so many lust-worthy items in her collection, but this dazzling kitten heel is at the top of our wish list. Both tall and short women can get away with the 2.5-inch heel height, which is comfortable enough to wear all day. The hot pink hue is also to die for and can still be found on Revolve.
£323 | Anine Bing | Buy it now
Other Stories Velvet Platform Boots
A sky-scraping platform boot is the ultimate way to take your look to new heights. This strokeable Stories offering features an almond toe, a cushioned leather insole and sculpted block heel to create a super-comfortable boot. We love the super-soft velvet finish and navy pairs with just about everything.
£125 | Other Stories | Buy it now
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Nasty Gal Heading West Ankle Boot
Toughening up your look for the new season couldn’t be easier with these edgy faux leather boots – which have been popping up all over Instagram lately. The low block heel and cleated sole makes this an ideal round-the-clock shoe. The stud detailing brings interest to any simple ensemble, but we especially like how these can be quickly pulled on when you’re in a rush.
£35 | Nasty Gal | Buy it now
New Look Tan Leopard Print Suedette Kitten Heel Sock Boots
This animal print is everywhere at the moment and we can’t get enough of it. Pairing the on-trend sock style with a fierce leopard print, these gorgeous New Look boots are the stuff of dreams. They also pull on easily thanks to the elasticated design and the 2.5-inch heel makes them a great everyday option.
£19.99 | New Look | Buy it now
Another animal print to fall for this season, the snake-effect leather uppers on these Office ankle boots make them hard to resist. The square toe and block heel of 2.4-inches allow comfort, so we think they are the perfect day-to-night pair.
£90 | Office | Buy it now
From flat to bold heeled, lace-up boots are back in a big way in time for autumn. Snap up a simple black pair that will match with every outfit in your wardrobe all season. This suede Topshop style features a 3.5-inch block heel that provides a comfortable boost for day and night. Also available in lilac.
A bold red shoe is the perfect way to channel your inner Dorothy. We particularly like this delicious-looking patent style from Gianvito Rossi. The strikingly shiny finish and 4-inch heel height makes it the ideal dressy boot.
£700 | Net A Porter | Buy it now
Clarks Lorne Boot
High street favourite Clarks has come up trumps with an everyday option for all seasons. The 6cm block heel is a breeze to walk in, but what makes this ankle boot really special is the leather lining which moulds to your foot over time for personalised comfort. The rubber sole means you won’t have to worry about twisting your ankle running for the tube, either.
£190 | Clarks | Buy it now
HM Chelsea boots
Timeless and chic, the Chelsea boot is a must-have in any girl’s shoe collection. Available in imitation leather and faux suede finishes, we love this burgundy pair from HM. The elastic panels make them easy to pull on and the tough rubber soles offer great grip, making them ideal for the autumn weather.
£24.99 | HM | Buy it now
Kurt Geiger London Strut in white
A boot with a contrasting heel is our go-to for bringing an edge to anything – from midi skirts to tailored trousers. The Stut, with its dark ombre block heel and sleek white leather upper, will add complexity to your everyday look.
£169 | Kurt Keiger | Buy it now
The most versatile and comfortable pairs are Clarks’ Lorne Boots and Topshop‘s Betty Western Ankle Boots. For your dressy collection, Anine Bing’s Stevie Boot is a bang on-trend style that will take you from desk to dance floor with ease.
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