M&S' £49.50 ankle boots have major designer vibes

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M&S' hero ankle boots could easily be designerMarks & Spencer

We don't need to tell you that the best ankle boots are a footwear staple for pairing with pretty much anything, pretty much all year round, which is why we're always on the look-out for a hero pair to add to our capsule wardrobes. Enter Marks & Spencer's ankle boots, and one style in particular that has caught the fashion set's discerning eye.

The pair in question is the Chelsea Chunky Flatform Ankle Boots – and despite how expensive they look, they'll set you back less than £50. The statement front zips make them easy to pull on and off – no faffing about with laces required – and their elasticated side panels and cushioned flatform soles add comfy street style cool.

In fact, these high street ankle boots remind us of The Row's cult stomper pair, loved by the celebrity likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jennifer Lawrence. The famous Zipped Boot 1s, made from smooth calfskin leather with a thick crepe sole, will set you back £1,450 – nearly 30 times more than the M&S pair.

No wonder the latter flew off the shelves when they launched last season, but the good news is: they're back! Just don't hang about...

For an even chicer spin, opt for the cream colourway and keep the rest of your outfit stylishly tonal.

If you fancy a splurge...

The zip-up Chelseas aren't the only Marks & Spencer ankle boots we're coveting right now, with the high street giant killing it in the footwear stakes this season.

Below are some of our favourite styles with price tags much lower than you'd guess. Our top tip? Opt for minimalist designs for that 'quiet luxury' vibe.

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