30 Oct

Written by Lizzie on October 30, 2012

L-R: Double Trouble Black Leather Suede £70 at Office, Black Short Studded Ankle Boots £65 at River IslandGrayson Suede Ankle Boot with Cuban Heel £110 at Duo Boots, Accent Stud Cut Out Boots £85 at Topshop

In case you missed it in my last post, winter is coming. This, the second instalment in our AW12 Must Have series, is all about the Ankle Boot. Practical all year round, but especially in the puddles that are bound to come during autumn and winter, the ankle boot is a fashion staple that you’ll be wearing not just this year but for many years to come.

Whatever you’re style, there’s an ankle boot for you. Whether you’re a Preppy Princess or a Grunge Girl there is something out there to fit with your wardrobe and keep your tootsies safe and warm. Wear your pair with leggings, tights and jeans for ultimate comfort or funk up a floaty dress for a touch of attitude. Here’s my pick of the top 8 on offer from your favourite online haunts.

L-R: Adonis2 Cut Out Boots £75 at Topshop, Norley Wood Black Leather Boots £69.99 at Clarks, Womens Classic Mini Boots £130 at UGG, Black Studded Biker Boots £75 at River Island

Pick a plain black chelsea boot style like those from Duo Boots for a “go with everything” post; these can be worn for work or play and the suede adds an expensive finish that won’t age as quickly as leather. Be sure to keep them in good shape with a protector spray, buy a good one and it’ll protect your leather shoes too to keep the rain from ruining any of your favourite footwear. Try a different colour if you’re feeling flash – the Topshop Accent boots are an affordable dupe for the Kat Maconie Blue Velvet Camillas and are sure to make an impression.

For a sturdier option try my bottom 4 choices. UGGs, whether you like the look of them or not, are a guaranteed way to keep your feet warm and comfortable all winter long; they’re just like wearing bed socks all day long! If you’re after something a little more versatile, the fluffy lining of the Clark’s Norley Woods will keep you warm as well as looking smart.

I don’t know about you, but I’m off to do a spot of shopping. My feet have been frozen all week and they’re positively humming with excitement!

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