Ankle boots are one of the few genuine wardrobe staples. There's some occasion 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, it’s up to you.
Boots are massive for AW14. Seen all over the catwalks, from practical and outdoorsy at Tommy Hilfiger to colourful and plastic at Miu Miu, and peep toe and heeled at Burberry, there’s a style for everyone.
They're the perfect way to work a new season trend into your look, without going all-out. Animal skin, for example, can be worn on a pair of ankle boots, from Kurt Geiger's classic styles to Isabel Marant's folky moccasins.
Whether you want to mix up your collection with Clarks' twist on the desert boot, Stella McCartney's casual styles or Topshop’s print mid-heels, or it's just a style staple you're after, like Office, Bertie and Zara's classic Chelsea and heeled boots, there will be a pair you love in InStyle's round-up of the best new season ankle boots…