The best ankle boots are the ones that capture the fashion zeitgeist yet serve all the qualities of a longstanding classic in your wardrobe. You really can have it all—when it comes to shoes, at least—and this autumn, there are countless covetable styles to choose from.
From the runway to the streets, the coolest girls are wearing ankle boots in unapologetic patent finishes in every colour you could imagine, plus twists on the wardrobe classic that feature heels with a directional shape or graphic colour blocking. Then there are animal prints from classic leopard to zebra and luxe faux python, the return of cowboy boots (plus more subtle Western nods), or the kitten heel trend resurgence—whichever direction lifts your fashion game, we've concisely documented the best ankle boots to buy now for all budgets. Get on it.
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Kalda Brown Silex Two Tone Leather Ankle Boots (£370)
Such a cool heel.
Marks and Spencer Leather Lace Up Ankle Boots (£65)
The M&S boot everyone's been raving about.
Ganni Callie Croc-Effect Leather Ankle Boots (£370)
Love a bit of mock croc.
Aeydē's Kate Leather Ankle Boots (£265)
Just a hint of wild west styling.
Arket Lace-Up Leather Boots (£175)
One of our fave lace-up styles.
Acne Studios Braxton Leather Ankle Boots (£600)
Acne boots are for life.
Zara High Heel Cowboy Boot (£80)
Wear with black trousers and a roll neck.
By Far Becca Croc-Effect Leather Ankle Boots (£437)
A mid heel is idea for work.
ASOS White Snapdragon Leather Western Ankle Boots in Black and Zebra (£85)
For a much needed hit of animal print.
Autograph Leather Flared Heel Ankle Boots (£79)
For a statement making 70s look.
Charles & Keith Croc Effect Sculptural Heel Ankle Boots (£69)
Charles & Keith shoes are so comfortable, trust us.
Dr Martens 1460 Soapstone Leather Ankle Boots in Black (£149)
If you're not into the heeled varieties.
Whistles Dahlia Lace Up Boot (£199)
A great high street style.
Zara Leather Cowboy Heel Ankle Boots With Metal Trim (£100)
A pop of red to brighten up your autumn wardrobe.
Joseph Avenue Leather Super Boot (£465)
The combo of orange and beige is perfection.
Aquazzura Quant 45 Patent Leather Ankle Boots (£451)
A dream pairing with denim.
& Other Stories Chunky Platform Hiking Boots (£135)
Hiking boots are an unexpected autumn winner.
ASOS Design Rory Premium Leather Western Boots in Mono (£75)
You'd never know these were from ASOS.
By Far Grey Becca 50 Snake-Effect Leather Boots (£425)
We will always say yes to snake print.
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