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Ankle boots are one of the few genuine wardrobe staples. You kind of think it about your entire wardrobe — you can never have enough, but anyone who read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying knows that isn’t true.
With ankle boots, and maybe grey t-shirts, you legitimately can’t really have enough. There are some occasions where sandals, trainers and classic flats just won't cut it, and an over-the-knee boot is too much - like the freezing cold.
Though we’ve always got time for laidback boots, like chunky DM-styles and desert boots, the heeled midi is top of our want list.
Metallic boots are all over social media, worn with raw hem jeans and a ruffle shirt, for an Insta-cool casual look. They’re the easiest way to slightly smarten up a look — even with a t-shirt and bomber jacket, it just lifts the look.
A little patent, floral or sock-fit boot is our new favourite thing for balancing out the girliness of our wedding season looks. We’re never about a pink dress and dainty heels. Toughten it up with boots and, if heels aren’t you thing (even a midi), go for a chunky soled flat pair.
If you're still not sure how they’ll work for you, check out fashion features editor Hannah Rochell’s tips on how to wear ankle boots (even if you're short!).
No-one has really got money come the end of summer, after all our holidays and festivals and hours outside spent at brunch or in pub gardens, so we’ve rounded up the best pairs on the high street.
& Other Stories and Uterque have got their best boots collection yet, with sequins and embroidered florals that we’re totally justifying buying to take us into the colder days and party season.
Whether you want to mix up your collection with a wow pair, or it's just a style staple you're after, there will ankle boots you love in our round-up of the best…