Ankle boots made their mark as fall’s go-to footwear, but they’re not going anywhere just yet. The temperature may be dropping, but there’s still a place for on-trend ankle boots in your cold-weather wardrobe. Take a cue from RHONY‘s Cindy Barshop (season five premieres tonight!) and bypass pumps in favour of booties. Pick up an ultra-glam pair to wear with your favourite holiday frock.
1. Ravishing in red
Since the holidays are coming up, we can’t leave one of the season’s most iconic hues off our footwear list. We were immediately smitten with this pair of red suede almond toe ankle boots with an open V-front ($880). Go extra glam and pair these bold boots with a metallic A-line mini or jewel tone sequined cocktail dress.
2. Show stopping studs
Along with ankle boots, studs are another must-try trend of the season. We’ve worn them on jewellery, we’ve sported them on separates, so why not on footwear? If you’re looking for the perfect pair of party shoes, this eye-catching studded ankle boot is as glam as it gets ($159). The sleek black booties are adorned with an intricate pattern for added holiday bling.
3. Luxe lace-up
Lace-up ankle boots can be just as glam as those adorned with bows, studs and crystals. Case in point: this ultra-chic black suede Dolce and Gabbana pair with scalloped button trim down the front (€695). These luxe boots would make the ideal accompaniment for shift dresses and mid-length slim-fitting skirts.
4. Two tone
Easily elevate any LBD or skinny black trousers when you step out in this pair of colour-blocked ankle boots in black and silver. Mixing elegance with edge, these Jean-Michel Cazabat Zoulu booties ($350) feature a silver-capped toe, exposed side zip along a black midsection and metallic snake print along the back and heel. It might sound like overkill, but the trio of hues work to create a knockout look that comes together seamlessly.
5. Totally turquoise
Add a splash of stylish colour to your holiday look and turn the tables on basic black with these fun and flirty turquoise suede ankle boots ($413). Whether paired with a pencil skirt at an office party, or with an equally vibrant cocktail frock, these boots were made to turn heads.
6. Make it mesh
Play peek-a-boo in this sexy pair of Jimmy Choo platform booties inspired by fishnet stockings ($995). Glitter-covered mesh makes up the bulk of these party-ready patent booties, along with stiletto heel, peep toe and structured bow detail at the ankle. We suggest pairing these with a body-hugging mini or using them to spice up simple sheath dress.
Jessica Padykula is a Toronto-based writer and editor who regularly covers style, beauty, health, travel and lifestyle trends. When she’s not writing or researching a story she can be found planning trips to places near and far in a never-ending quest to travel the world. You can follow her on Twitter @JessPadykula.