The ankle boot has quickly become a typical choice for the fashion-conscious on trips during the Autumn and Winter, becoming especially popular during the festive season. The original trend started decades ago, and it feels like it’s not stopping anytime soon, proving the ankle boots timeless appeal.
If you haven’t tried ankle boots yet, then believe us, you’re missing out. As such, it’s never been a better time to dive into the trend and secure the pair that speaks to you most. Of course, with changing seasons, minor elements of the ankle boot have changed as well, with the height of the boot finish against the leg rising slowly in the last few years. With that in mind, it pays to make sure you’re making the correct purchase, as the added height of the modern ankle boot has given the item a little bit of a learning curve.
So, today’s blog will focus on how you can ensure you purchase the perfect ankle boot for you this winter. We’ll be diving into the different styles, cuts, and what to avoid based on your preferences.
Let’s start with a classic: the Knee-High Boot. While it’s not exactly an “ankle-boot,” the Knee-high is an enduring classic that’s often confused with other styles, so it’s worth covering.
A pair of knee-high boots are perfect for balancing out wider hips and thighs and are ideal for those that want to wear skirts and dresses during the colder months of the year. It’s also suitable for tucking skinny jeans into when you need some extra warmth during the snowy season.
Of course, it doesn’t come without limitations; knee-high boots are most flattering when the finish hits just under the kneecap. Finishing any lower, such as on the calf, should be avoided.
The “Riding Boot” version of the ankle boot is ideal for women on the go with a simple style that is always comfortable and on-trend. The riding boot is often flat or features a wedge under the heel for added style and height, making it perfect for average height and taller wearers.
The riding boot style is fantastic for just about any season but thrives especially during the autumn and winter months. Wear this boot with both skinny and slim-leg jeans and oversized knits for a cozy outfit that oozes a casual fashion sense.
With a finish that goes slightly higher up the leg, the modern ankle boot is a slightly heavier style that’s more suited to the winter season than the rest of the year. As a result, the style can be a little trickier to pull off; if you have heavy calves or thick ankles, then these are probably worth avoiding.
Beyond those limitations, the modern ankle boot quickly becomes incredible for wearers with longer legs and can be worn by taller wearers with astonishing ease. Pair these with a draped cardigan or a boho-style skirt for an injection of effortless style.
That’s it for today’s blog! Check out our blogs for more tips and tricks for wearing your favorite clothing items. Until then, we’ll see you in the next blog!