I'm still yet to wear tights this winter, but I have conceded that it's definitely time to get the ankle boots out. I am such an ankle boot fan, and I own several pairs; much more so than knee or thigh boots, or even the 00's old friend the shoe boot, ankle boots are just my thing. Along with jumpsuits. And leopard print.
I did a little ankle boot edit before I went splashing the cash on any new pairs, and whilst I do have 4 pairs at the last count, they are all pairs that I absolutely love. I bought three of them this season; so the only pair I had from last year were my go-to Finery snakeskin ones. They are back and better than ever and so comfortable, I had forgotten just how slipper-like they really are!
The one pair that I bought least year that didn't work were a pair of chelsea boots from Topshop. They were just too high and slightly too pointed so ended up being uncomfortable so they had to go, unfortunately, as I loved the style but now approaching my mid-thirties I definitely feel that comfort (whilst still being stylish) is key, and it's not always easy to find that combination!
Toppers hit the jackpot this season though with the 'music' boots (as seen here) which are slightly squarer of toe and lower of heel. Basically, just like these Finery ones, but in black. I bought them with some birthday money because I knew I would get the wear from them, and they haven't disappointed.
I always think it's good to have something a little bit nuts in your wardrobe, and that took the form of leopard print block heel ankle boots by River Island (here) which I picked up with some vouchers and a discount card, making them even cheaper. They aren't leather so they aren't as soft as the other pairs but they add such a statement to any look, and as I wear a lot of black, help lift those outfits too.
I've had a couple of eBay wins this season too. I found these Whistles Bixa patent boots for £25 which was an amazing steal, and I can't wait to wear them! I feel they could work for day or night, but particularly with a dress and tights I think they'd look really elegant. Again, the squared off toe and low block heel is an old-woman approved style and since much of my fashion sense seems to be channelled by a little old Parisian lady I think they work well!
What are your go-to boots of the season?