Style Theory: Every year the same dilemma, I look for a black ankle boot that has everything; comfortable, flattering, soft leather, the right heel height and will go with every outfit from skinny jeans to dresses and take my feet cosily through the winter months.
In short I look for the perfect ankle boot, the question is 'is it out there?!' well, you know what, this year the high street have given it their all and I am pretty sure there is the perfect ankle boot out there for you..(and me)
First a few looks that have re-kindled my love and renewed my 'need' for the elusive perfect ankle boot..
|Photos via Pinterest|
Now to my favourites on the high street..starting with the dream pair..
|Net A Porter Acne Jensen Boots £400|
These are my dream black boots but sadly wayyy out of my price range. They are the perfect height, beautiful leather and I love the shape of the toe..so on to the more affordable high street ones.
|Office Imply Point Chelsea Boots £85|
Not a bad 'homage' , these boots are definitely on my 'to buy' list. They will look good with 3/4 length skinny jeans (I always chop one pair of skinny jeans short so they sit slightly above the boot..it works for warmer Autumn days..not so good for the winter, that is when I wear them with longer skinny jeans) This style of boots can also work with black opaque tights and a little swing dress.
&Other Stories' boot game is strong this season, I cannot decide which ones I want to buy, here is my edit of my favourites..
|&Other Stories Low Cut Leather Boots £79|
The low cut of these boots will be extremely flattering when wearing these with skirts or dresses they will elongate your legs.
|&Other Stories Anaconda Boots £165|
These are stunning boots, I love the snakeskin look and the pointed toe. These would be great for an additional 'going out' pair of boots, fab with black skinny jeans and a pussybow/silk blouse for a rock chic look.
|&Other Stories Low Cut Boots £105|
Buckle boots are on trend this winter and these ones tick the trend without looking too clumpy or masculine.
|&Other Stories Lace up Boots £145|
I spotted these and was immediately obsessed, they are a fab 'tribute' to the Chloe lace up boots which I adore but at a much more palatable price.
Wear the boots the Parisienne way..
The navy pea coat looks great too..another item to add to the wish list..
|Geox @John Lewis £130|
I have a few pairs of Geox shoes and trainers and can almost guarantee these boots will be unbelievably comfortable. They will be perfect for everyday and the pointed heel makes them look stylish and delicate, really like the buckle and zip detail too.
|Somerset by Alice Temperley at John Lewis £140|
Do you see a theme here, I love a chelsea boot/pointed toe look in soft leather and this boot ticks all the boxes.
|Somerset by Alice Temperley @John Lewis £150|
These a little different but completely caught my eye, the mix and texture of the leather makes them look really expensive and again I really like the buckle detail.
|Topshop Master Tortoiseshell Heels £85|
The fashionista favourite, too high for me for all day but perfect for afternoon/evening out. They are tight on the ankle so perfect for under 3/4 length kick flare jeans..very 2015..
|Sorel Major Low Boots @Travelling Bazaar £100|
These are like wearing slippers, so comfortable and really flattering on your legs as they are low so sit on your ankle. I am wearing them in this photo below and I now have to invest in them, loving the leopard print detail at the back too.
They would be ideal for the schoolrun and everyday wear..they will go with all outfits..
These are again super comfy and look delicate on. They are leather pony skin effect, so definitely not to be worn in the rain but kept for crisp, dry Autumn winter days.. I am wearing them in the photo below..
|Aigle @Travelling Bazaar £150|
So there is my round up of the black ankle boots that have caught my eye so far this season, I will let you know which ones I buy!
My outfits over the last few days..Sunday a day of running around after the kids, parties etc
|Sweater: River Island|
Jeans: Levis 501ct
Trainers: Stan Smith
Bag: M&S (old season)
Today for the schoolrun and a local meeting..
|Sweater: Boden |
Coat: Zara (old Season)
Bag: Radley similar here
Jeans; Asos (old season)
Shoes; Russell & Bromley via ebayUk
Have you already bought your dream black ankle boots, would love to hear if you have found a comfortable, ideal pair, or do any of the boots above catch your eye?
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxxx