If we had to choose one accessory that reads as indisputably autumnal as the pumpkin spice latte, ankle boots are it. Chic but comfortable and endlessly wearable, they bestow instant polish on the season’s layered ensembles. And with the first official day quickly approaching (Thursday!), it’s only right to pick up a new pair to celebrate. While simple black versions are a must-have, we suggest taking the opportunity to adopt one of fall’s big trends (we’re looking at you, velvet). Ahead, our extensive shopping guide sure to satisfy any style and budget.
Chic Ankle Boots
This luxe alternative to regular leather elevates a look immediately. Choose from rich hues, fuzzy adornments and patchwork detail.
If you can't let go of the traditional, we suggest opting for a cool-girl take punctuated with a decorative heel.
Wear fall's biggest trend on your feet by styling a velvet boot with a midi knit dress, trench coat and drop earrings.
If comfort is your biggest concern, you're in for a treat. The latest flat ankle boots are just as cool as their heeled counterparts. Statement designs from prints to head-turning metallics don't need height to be considered high fashion.
For a dressier look, lace-up stiletto iterations are sexy and sleek.