Ankle boots - must haves, looks, tips & street style close-up!


Ankle boots are a popular boot trend again this season and the style rules of how to wear them have gone out the window.  Ankle boots are a chic, edgy alternative to thigh-high boots, and this season's must-have shoe. Here's how to wear them.

There are so many fun ones out there: wedge, heel, flat, cut-out, laced, buckled, and the list could go on. And they’re so big for fall — you really should own a pair. Don’t be afraid!

1. Tuck your pants into your ankle boots – that will create a long leg line and your legs will seem endless. The best model choice for this look would be tight, skinny jeans.
2. Rolled jeans will show a little bit of your ankle and will look great on your boots. Wear this with skinny or wide-leg jeans which you can roll.
3. The sock trend will never go out of fashion. Wear your socks layered over the leggings and you will get a perfect autumn/winter look. Pick neutral-coloured socks, your ankles will thank you.
4. Pair your boots with a dress! Opposite styles love each other, so wear your military ankle boots with a romantic lace dress. To avoid the “short leg line”, wear your “above knee” dress.

Whether you prefer your booties with trousers, jeans, leggings or you’re all in with ankle boots and a skirt, adding this style into your wardrobe is a great way to update even classic pieces and keep your wardrobe fresh! 
Some of the basic buying suggestions;
  • always start with black. They will be more versatile
  • a medium heel (cuban heel) is again, the most versatile. You should be able to wear it comfortably all day, but it will give you a little extra height, which helps no matter how tall you are.
  • buy good quality boots. In Winter, you shoes cop a lot – mud & puddles. A good quality leather will last you much longer, and on the whole, be more comfortable too.
Ankle boots can visually cut your leg short!  If you're short in stature, you want to lengthen the visual appearance of your leg line as much as possible, you're better off with a low cut shoe. It's not so bad if you're wearing similar coloured boots to tights, there's not the obvious contrast to break the look.


Whether flat, platform, studded or suede—there's an ankle boot out there for every taste. Shop my picks for the chicest booties to try this season.

1.    Woolworths Ruche Buckle Boots. R 550.00  
2.    Rage ankle boot, brown, gold. R284.99
3.    G by GUESS Women's Shoes Fairly 2 Fashion Ankle Boots R890.00
4.    Guess by Marciano Fidelia Women Ankle Boots R1,200.00
5.    Rage ankle boot, black, heel, zip detail R559.00
6.    Spree Wedge Ankle Boots Black MADISON R699
7.    MR P suede ankle shoot R189.99
8.    Foschini Heeled Slouch Boot R599.00

Scroll through for great ways to wear your booties, and a few tips to keep your legs looking slim and fabulous.  And remember, you don’t need these exact pairs to create great outfits — use these outfits as inspiration to wear your ankle boots well, no matter what style they are!

I’d love to know how you like to wear your booties or if you have any questions, so feel free to leave a comment below.

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