When it comes to the best shoes to wear in the cold wet months of winter, the ankle boot is hard to beat, and this season the colour to go for is black
The black ankle boot is a staple of any wardrobe. It’s a go-with-anything, wearable-in-any-weather stalwart that works no matter the season.
As well as being seen on the autumn/winter 2019 catwalk at Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Alexander McQueen, they were also seen for spring/summer 2020 at Balenciaga, Chloe, Burberry and Dior – making the black boot THE investment piece to buy now and watch as the price per wear tumbles over the next year.
The great thing about the trend this season - and next - is that it’s not limited to one style. There are elegant heeled boots, chunky combat boots, easy to wear Chelsea boots and, the fashion team’s favourite, the square-toed boot. The only key ingredient is that the boot is black.
Here is our pick of the best black ankle boots to buy now and wear year-round.
These sell-out boots are back, but thanks to their directional style, we’re betting they won’t be around for long. Raise the style stakes during the 9-5 by wearing with cropped, wide-legged trousers or a patterned midi-dress.
The metal toe cap gives these boots a subtle element of evening interest, making them the perfect pair for upping the ante after dark.
Wear Jimmy Choo’s western-style boots with straight leg jeans and a bold leopard print coat for standout style.
Suitable for work, pair Mango’s ankle boots with an all-black look of thin roll neck, tailored trousers and a smart calf length coat.
Worn with a loose LBD and heavy gold jewellery, Stuart Weitzman’s Ebb bootie is an evening superstar.
Channel the designer of the year and wear Zara’s track sole boots with leather trousers and a simple shirt.
Try wearing Topshop’s ankle boots with a big woolly roll neck and dad jeans.
Russell & Bromley
Beat the rain and wear Chelsea boots with a trench and straight leg jeans.
These boots work equally well with trousers as they do with a printed pleated skirt and neutral long-sleeve t-shirt.
Make a winter floral dress a little less whimsical by pairing it with these combat boots.
An easy day-to-night boot, wear these Kurt Geiger boots with a midi length dress and chunky cardigan during the day and switch to a blazer for the evening.
Pair this boot with a cropped trouser to show of the square toe detail.
Toughen up an all-black suit with the original chunky ankle boot.
& Other Stories
Channel the bourgeois trend of autumn/winter 2019and wear & Other Stories boots with a checked skirt, cream roll neck and beige blazer.
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