Ankle boots are one of the few genuine wardrobe staples. There's some occasions where sandals, sneakers and classic flats just won't cut it, and an over-the-knee style is too much.
Whether you team them with jeans at the weekend for a classic casual look, like Kate Bosworth, or toughen up a feminine dress a la Alexa Chung, everyone needs a pair – and heeled or flat ankle boots, it’s up to you.
Boots are massive for AW15 - and not just as we're used to. Seen all over the catwalks, with lace-up and snakeskin at Chloe, Velvet at Givenchy and ankle-tight patent styles at Dior.
They're the perfect way to work a new season trend into your look, without going all-out. Take this season's velvet trend, for example. If you feel a dandy two-piece suit is too much, work a plush ankle boot into your wardrobe.
Whether you want to mix up your collection with River Island's patent Dior lookalikes or Zara's Givenchy-esque velvet pair, or it's just a style staple you're after, here will be a pair you love in InStyle's round-up of the best…