Ankle boots: The biggest trends you need to invest in now

Your best friend whatever the season, ankle boots never go out of style. These are the boots we’re swooning over for spring…

Finding the perfect pair of ankle boots is an essential shopping goal. From heels to flats and Chelsea boots to biker boots, a good pair can be styled all year-round, no matter the weather.

From Chanel to Vuitton, the past few seasons have seen ankle boots all over the runways, while the street style set at London Fashion Week loves to team floaty dresses with tough, androgynous combat styles, or jeans tucked into cowboy boots and finished with an oversized knit.

Perfect for that tricky summer to winter transition, ankle boots should be a staple of every wardrobe. So to help you find your perfect new pair, we’ve broken down AW20’s key trends below.

Whatever your style, here’s where to start the ankle boot hunt.

Lace up ankle boots

It’s time to dust off your trusted Dr. Martens, because lace up boots are back for another season. Victorian-style slim lace ups are where it’s at, and we’re in love with Manu Atelier’s duck boots, spotted all over the cobbles at LFW.

Hiking ankle boots

Both practical and on trend, the hiking boot has earned itself a permanent place in our wardrobe. Designers like Chloe and Jimmy Choo are getting in on the action, and this season we’ll be wearing ours with a knitted maxi dress.

Cowboy ankle boots

Yee-haw, Western boots aren’t going anywhere for autumn/winter, and we couldn’t be happier. Now’s the time to invest in some Ganni or Isabel Marant, though the high-street (hello Mango and Zara) has some fab alternatives as always.

Animal print ankle boots

There is no animal print that is off the table for the new season, be it zebra, leopard or snake print. We’ve got a penchant for stamped croc boots though, they’re a touch chicer.

Chelsea ankle boots

We’re taking our cue from the style set and embracing flat ankle boots—there’s no reason not to be comfortable and stylish, after all. We’ll be teaming ours with unexpected pieces from silk midi skirts, à la Alexa Chung, to long floral dresses like our favourite street style star Veronika Heilbrunner.

White ankle boots

You’ll be surprised at how much goes with white ankle boots. Once deemed a summer-only colour, white has firmly established itself as a winter colour too. White ankle boots come in many styles this season, from sporty platforms to elegant kitten heels.

Scroll down to shop the best ankle boots, and be sure to check out our edit of the best winter boots and the best knee high boots, too.