These 5050 boots by Stuart Weitzman have everything: comfort, glamour, and even a little sex appeal thrown in. The mixed material makes them easy to wear with anything, from dresses and skirts to jeans and leggings. You can get them on Zappos, Bergdorf Goodman, Piperlime, and Bloomingdale’s.
I fell in love with these ankle boots the first time I saw them. And I almost never fall in love with Louboutin styles unless they’re extremely classic and simple. But something about these called out to me; I’m pretty sure it’s the super-cool woven strap detail on the front with the added buckles.
Looking for an update to your basic black ankle boot? Check out these super cute booties by Kelly & Katie, a DSW exclusive brand. Aptly named Valentino—who could forget all those studded styles that influenced an entire season of shoes?—they are very versatile for the fall and winter season. And they’re only $49.95 at your local DSW store!
With a strappy vamp, snakeskin texture, and pointed toe, the Alfie is a great sho0tie option if you’re looking for something a little more edgy and eye-catching. I love this style mostly for the interesting cut out detail, which pairs nicely with the pointed toe. I think they’d be quite fun to wear with colored tights and a dress or skirt! You can find these at DSW.
I absolute love these amazing boots from Jimmy Choo; the color is fantastic, and the lattice detail is extremely unique, especially because it covers such a large area of the boot. I can just imagine wearing these with contrasting socks or tights underneath. Unfortunately, they retail at $2195 (Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks), which is about two and a half times the amount of my rent. So there’s no way I’ll be getting these anytime soon.
Ankle boots are a great transitional style and perfect for fall. Deep colors, such as brown, navy, and burgundy, are ideal. Whether they’re flat or heeled, they instantly update your wardrobe for the chillier weather. I absolutely love this pair from Céline. The perfectly straight heel, simple silhouette, and just-above-the-ankle shaft work together extremely well to create a basic style that works with literally everything.
I always think shoes can make or break an outfit. I can go without accessories like scarves or jewelry, but I could never put an outfit together with shoes that just don’t work with the rest of the ensemble. That being said, basic black shooties are a closet staple because they are so versatile and can really dress up an outfit. I noticed these on a friend at work, and I think she pulled them off really well with her cuffed black pants!
On a recent trip to NYC, I had some time to pop into the 34th Street Vince Camuto store. I immediately gravitated towards these buckled ankle boots. The shape and style is fantastic, especially the golden heel, but what I like most is the use of mixed materials. The front is made in smooth leather with a matte finish, while the heel is made in shiny pony hair. The rich black patent straps around the ankle add the finishing touch to these fantastic ankle boots. These boots are from a relatively new line by Vince Camuto called Louise et Cie; you can find this particular style online at Nordstrom, and in different color variations on Vince Camuto.
Thanks to Chanel, there’s nothing more classic than quilted leather on a bag or a pair of shoes. The style is so iconic and statement-making that it’s become quite easy to get the look for less without it being a knock-off. Last month I wrote about a pair of booties on Gilt.com, which looked very much like a pair of Chanel booties, even down to the patent cap toe. And now I’ve come across this amazing pair from Nine West. It’s a little bit more bad-ass and edgy, which I’ve got to admit, I like a lot more. The heel seems a bit high, but I have a pair of boots from Nine West with a very high heel and they’re surprisingly comfortable. These are quite out of my budget for now, so I’ll just keep an eye on them and hopefully the price might drop.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that I love studded boots, as long as the design isn’t over-the-top-biker-style. So when a friend at work walked in wearing these awesome boots by Steve Madden, I demanded a photo right away. In my opinion, they’re the epitome of fall boots: knee high, zippered, buckled, studded, and brown. She paired them wonderfully with knitted high socks and a skirt. Unfortunately, the boots are from a couple seasons ago so you can’t get the same exact pair, but I did manage to track down another great studded option, also by Steve Madden: