Ankle boots are set to be massive in 2013. Seen on celebrity ankles both sides of the Atlantic, this fab footwear style is an easy to wear classic way to finish any outfit with a flourish. Whatever look you are going for, you will find a great pair of boots to complement and complete your outfit.
The trend that keeps on giving
Both high street shops and high-end designer stores are heaving with a plethora of ankle boots in every style, fabric and colour imaginable. With heel height anywhere from sky high to casually flat and heel style from stiletto to square, you will find that there is an ankle boot for every conceivable occasion.
Versatility is the key to the success of the humble ankle boot. They look equally good with jeans, chic work trousers or skirts from mini to maxi. For a big day out shopping, go for a pair of comfortable flat ankle boots, teemed with skinny jeans. Adding a chunkier pair to an ultra-feminine girly outfit will successfully prevent you from looking twee and will add a little ‘edge’.
An absolute must buy for 2013 is a pair of black Chelsea boots for autumn. Totally versatile, these boots define style and have done since the Swinging Sixties. They are incredibly easy to wear, are comfortable and have an impossible to replicate air of effortless cool. Investing in a decent pair of Chelsea boots is a fool proof way to ensure that you will have a go-to pair of boots to complement any outfit.
There are a whole range of slim, elegant ankle boots that are perfect for work under trouser suits. If you favour an edgy look, a stiletto heeled pair of ankle boots can look incredible paired with a pencil skirt and opaque tights in a contrasting colour. For a night out, you can go high glamour in a stiletto heeled pair of statement ankle boots. Studded ones are particularly of the moment and look equally good with dresses of all styles, from ditsy florals to body-con minis.
Relaxed and chic
Ankle boots socks and great with ‘no effort’ outfits and you can rock a flirty cowgirl style with a great tasselled pair teamed with skinny jeans and a checked shirt. Autumn is a great time to experiment with fabrics other than classic leather. One emerging trend has been canvas boots in camels and blacks which again, look equally good with dresses and trousers. For a flirty look, try teaming them with bare legs and ankle socks.
Whatever else you are considering adding to your autumn ’13 wish list, ensure a great pair of ankle boots are your first priority. You won’t regret it.
Daisy McCallum is an experienced fashion writer. She has been writing for style websites and printed media for over 10 years. Daisy keeps up with key trends such as black Chelsea boots for autumn through intensive industry research and travels frequently to New York, London and Paris.