We all have those items in our wardrobe that seem to work harder than their counterparts. Trusty ankle boots are one such example, and we expect a lot out of them. In addition to comfort and durability, we require a certain level of versatility from the style—after all, we wear them from the office to cocktails to weekend jaunts all year round. The key is seeking out chic pairs that can be dressed up or down, in neutral hues with subtle details and, above all, an expensive-looking air about them. Whether you prefer flats or heels, leather or suede, here are eight pairs you’ll never want to take off.
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Cadence Pointy Toe Booties
A sock-like design and slender, modest heel make these perfect for daytime and evening outings alike.
The utilitarian style and high block heel deliver a chic spin on the military trend that's hot, hot, hot right now.
Yes, a colorful boot can be quite versatile with the right attributes. A rich jewel tone like this deep burgundy looks great with a variety of colors and prints, and a leather upper and weighty heel give it timeless appeal.
Twiggy Lace-Up Velvet Block Heel Ankle Boots in Black
The dual textures and lace-up detailing in the back add bohemian flair to this suede style.
An angled block heel adds subtle interest to this pair's otherwise straightforward shape. The suede khaki hue is a perfect neutral to team with all manner of wardrobe staples.
This slim style's unique front-zipper design is practical and chic.
Velvet Spirit Boots
Velvet has never been so versatile. These boots' rich navy hue and sturdy construction make them as trusty as they are fashion-forward.
Jensen Leather Ankle Boots
Acne's signature low-heeled style is a favorite among the fashion set thanks to its starkly simple yet elegant design. You'll keep this pair forever.