The Black Ankle Boot Edit

Style Theory: Every year the same dilemma, I look for a black ankle boot that has everything; comfortable, flattering, soft leather, the right heel height and will go with every outfit from skinny jeans to dresses and take my feet cosily through the winter months.

In short I look for the perfect ankle boot, the question is 'is it out there?!' well, you know what, this year the high street have given it their all and I am pretty sure there is the perfect ankle boot out there for you..(and me)

First a few looks that have re-kindled my love and renewed my 'need' for the elusive perfect ankle boot..

Photos via Pinterest
Now to my favourites on the high street..starting with the dream pair..
Net A Porter Acne Jensen Boots £400
These are my dream black boots but sadly wayyy out of my price range. They are the perfect height, beautiful leather and I love the shape of the  on to the more affordable high street ones.
Office Imply Point Chelsea Boots £85
Not a bad 'homage' , these boots are definitely on my 'to buy' list. They will look good with 3/4 length skinny jeans (I always chop one pair of skinny jeans short so they sit slightly above the works for warmer Autumn days..not so good for the winter, that is when I wear them with longer skinny jeans) This style of boots can also work with black opaque tights and a little swing dress.

&Other Stories' boot game is strong this season, I cannot decide which ones I want to buy, here is my edit of my favourites..
&Other Stories Low Cut Leather Boots £79
The low cut of these boots will be extremely flattering when wearing these with skirts or dresses they will elongate your legs.
&Other Stories Anaconda Boots £165
These are stunning boots, I love the snakeskin look and the pointed toe. These would be great for an additional 'going out' pair of boots, fab with black skinny jeans and a pussybow/silk blouse for a rock chic look.
&Other Stories Low Cut Boots £105
Buckle boots are on trend this winter and these ones tick the trend without looking too clumpy or masculine.
&Other Stories Lace up Boots £145
I spotted these and was immediately obsessed, they are a fab 'tribute' to the Chloe lace up boots which I adore but at a much more palatable price.

Wear the boots the Parisienne way..

The navy pea coat looks great too..another item to add to the wish list..
Geox @John Lewis £130
I have a few pairs of Geox shoes and trainers and can almost guarantee these boots will be unbelievably comfortable. They will be perfect for everyday and the pointed heel makes them look stylish and delicate, really like the buckle and zip detail too.

Somerset by Alice Temperley at John Lewis £140
Do you see a theme here, I love a chelsea boot/pointed toe look in soft leather and this boot ticks all the boxes.
Somerset by Alice Temperley @John Lewis £150
These a little different but completely caught my eye, the mix and texture of the leather makes them look really expensive and again I really like the buckle detail.

Topshop Master Tortoiseshell Heels £85
The fashionista favourite, too high for me for all day but perfect for afternoon/evening out. They are tight on the ankle so perfect for under 3/4 length kick flare jeans..very 2015..
Sorel Major Low Boots @Travelling Bazaar £100
These are like wearing slippers, so comfortable and really flattering on your legs as they are low so sit on your ankle. I am wearing them in this photo below and I now have to invest in them, loving the leopard print detail at the back too.

They would be ideal for the schoolrun and everyday wear..they will go with all outfits..
Aigle @Travelling Bazaar £150
These are again super comfy and look delicate on. They are leather pony skin effect, so definitely not to be worn in the rain but kept for crisp, dry Autumn winter days.. I am wearing them in the photo below..

So there is my round up of the black ankle boots that have caught my eye so far this season, I will let you know which ones I buy!

My Style:
My outfits over the last few days..Sunday a day of running around after the kids, parties etc
Sweater: River Island
Jeans: Levis 501ct
Trainers: Stan Smith
Bag: M&S (old season)
Today for the schoolrun and a local meeting..
Sweater: Boden 
Coat: Zara (old Season)
Bag: Radley similar here
Jeans; Asos (old season)
Shoes; Russell & Bromley via ebayUk
Have you already bought your dream black ankle boots, would love to hear if you have found a comfortable, ideal pair, or do any of the boots above catch your eye?

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxxx


  1. I too am on the hunt for black ankle boots. I fancy a low block heel and higher top bit - they have some gorgeous ones at Whistles in patent and suede. Very 90's. Patent ones were very tight and uncomfortable so might have to order in the suede. Still wondering if I should save up for Marant Dickers or get Ash Jess..?

  2. I think you can just keep going and going with black ankle boots and I love them. I particularly like the shape of some of your' choices. It is amazing how a small tweek in the style of the toe and heel can make a huge difference to a look hence why I could definitely buy about 50 pairs! H xx

  3. I have the Topshop Masters. Get loads of compliments on them and they're mega comfy despite the heel height :) Stacey x

  4. love the top shop ones fran!!!

  5. Hi, the perfect black ankle boots I bought are form Selected Femme and very much like Acne's pistolboots.

  6. Love the anaconda ones but would need to be a foot smaller to wear them

  7. No A/W wardrobe is complete without a perfect pair of black boots! I love the lace-up & Other Stories ones you posted on Instagram the other day! Could also be tempted by the Alice Temperley ones as they are such a good classic shape! Fab picks Frances! xx

  8. I love every single pair you've selected!!! I ADORE the Acne ones but all the high street ones are all so stylish too!

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