Few shoe styles are more practical or important than the classic black ankle boot. Somehow, each season brings a new pair that we just have to have. From buckled bikers to perforated brogue incarnations, we’ve worn (and continue to wear) them all. So to feed your black ankle boot addiction this autumn, we’ve rounded up the ones to buy now, and what to wear them with…
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Come winter, a black ankle boot makes for a great alternative to a court shoe for the office. Armed with a little extra coverage (which goes a long way once the temperature drops) they look great with this season’s smarter, office-friendly trends. Take KG Kurt Geiger’s best-selling 'Raven' boot. To be teamed with asymmetric hemlines or 7/8-length tailored trousers and a checked overcoat. Or why not opt for Carvela Kurt Geiger’s 'Snail' boots? A high-top take on the classic black brogue, they’re an office favourite because they’re super comfortable, whilst maintaining that well put together vibe. We’ll be wearing ours with everything from knitted dresses ankle-grazing trousers and an Oxford shirt. Complete the look with a checked overcoat and oversized scarf for the commute.
A pair of biker boots is a wardrobe essential for weekend wear during the winter months. You can’t go wrong with something quite minimalist – something hard wearing that can be yanked on at a minute’s notice, and looks great with anything and everything. Biker boots have long been a go-to for the fashion set, which only further justifies adding Kurt Geiger London’s 'Richmond' to your boot arsenal. You’ll literally live in them for the next six months (minimum). Our preferred way to wear ‘em? With a pretty dress, thick tights and an shearling aviator jacket for a cool contrast. Or, if you’re a slave to jeans, black or dark blue skinnies and an oversized knit will do the job just fine. If you’re after something with a bit of a heel for a killer weekend get-up, look no further than Carvela Kurt Geiger’s 'Soldier' ankle boots. These studded, military-inspired beauties can be paired with dresses and biker jackets or wide leg cropped trousers and sharp pea-coats.
If you’re not quite ready for cosy Saturday nights on the sofa with Strictly, the only way to avoid freezing cold tootsies is by investing in an elegant evening boot. It’s all about the pointed toe, providing the sophistication of a high heel with the much-needed coverage that only a boot can deliver. For the last word in luxe evening boots, you can’t go wrong with KG Kurt Geiger’s 'Reign'. The plush velvet finish and gold heel ooze autumn opulence while the flattering ankle-hugging silhouette is totally on-point. Wear with an on-point red dress or leather trousers and a silky blazer. For the fashion forward amongst you, Carvela Kurt Geiger’s 'Sparky' is a great spin on AW17’s ode to eighties glamour. Do yourself a Dynasty-inspired favour and pair with fishnet tights and an LBD or keep it sleek with straight leg jeans and a sleek blazer. Perm and shoulder pads optional.