I guarantee you’ve read at least one ‘guide to the best knee high boots’ feature since September. And as we’re now half way through October, you’re probably on your third. Knee high boots are fashionable favourites for the colder months. They’re classic. An investment. Go with anything. And also, just a tiny bit dull. Yes yes, they’re more suitable than 6in stilettos for trudging through snow, but they don’t excite me. When it comes to shoe porn, the knee high boot isn’t even slightly x-rated.
Bertie boots via ASOS, skirt c/o Motel, Topshop tee, necklace and ring
These sexy little things, on the other hand, get my pulse racing. Ankle boots still have all the practicalities of knee highs, but they’re just so much cooler. This platform pair from Bertie have a chunky heel and a devilish pointed toe which I adore. They add instant style points to the simplest of outfits, giving this girly skirt and colour clash tee combo a high fashion edge. I’ve worn them with everything from jeans to evening dresses – it’s true love!
But what do you think – are ankle boots an edgy alternative to our beloved knee highs? Would you wear them?
Autumnal dressing can get a bit repetitive – we all have the ubiquitous knitted cardigans, wool coats and knee high boots in our wardrobes. So this week I’m choosing my alternative autumn essentials to create a sartorial survival kit that’ll get you through the colder months with style. Chunky knits need not apply.