Shoesday: Three transeasonal ankle boots for your work wardrobe

Do you own a pair of ankle boots? Arguably more flattering and easier to fit than their taller ‘knee-high’ sisters, they are a staple for any wardrobe as a good pair of ankle boots will see you through the cooler seasons of the year.

The styles of ankle boots have changed a lot in the last few years going from more timeless stiletto heels to a more modern take on the chunky heel that was popular in the 90s and have the added benefit of being more comfortable. Here’s a look at three different boot styles to consider. Scroll through to see which you’d choose to employ.

Valentino Rockstud ankle boots at Net-a-Porter

Valentino Rockstud ankle boots at Net-a-Porter

The finer stiletto heels tend to work better with the traditional corporate silhouette of say skirt suits and LBDs, particularly when worn with opaque stockings (the higher the dernier the better, IMO!). That said they can tend to look a little dated, particularly when they are a shorter heel. Valentino’s popular Rockstud reworking of the ankle boot (see pump and flat alternatives here)  is fiercely modern making it conservative enough for the office but interesting enough you’ll wearing them out-of-hours also.

Modern corporate and wish to pair your boots with the season’s culottes or midi-length skirts? This boot features a chunky heel and is cut-over-the-ankle for a minimalist look. Can be worn with or without stockings,  these 11cm high heels feature a super padded footbed making them a comfortable option for those who want height.

This Smart Casual boho style pairs well with jeans and casual skirts or flowy dresses worn with leather jackets. It also features the brand’s signature biomechanical footbed that relieves forefoot pressure making these a strong contender for the most comfortable boots you will ever own!

Which of these ankle boots best suits your work style?

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