Put the boot in
Deirdre McQuillan has a wide selection of ankle wear for the discerning follower of fashion
Ankle boots are fashion essentials and there are lots of them about at the moment. Comfort is key but the true power of the ankle boot is in the many different ways they can be worn. Combat boots toughen up a floral midi, sleek kitten heels put a finishing touch to a skirt and fake snake or python steal the show knocking the spots of leopard. And of course there are the cowboy boots best let off the leash with tucked in jeans or leggings.
Platform soles can give you more height and block heels, that give more noise and poise to the stride, are investment pieces and in vogue this season.
Choices are broad for winter and the trend for white boots thanks to Off White and Balenciaga continues – an acquired taste for some and high maintenance, though their brightness really enlivens any coat, suit or dress.
There are lace- up Victorian styles, fake snakes, biker boots, slick variations on the classic black in suede or leather and any number of zany colours like purple, green velvet or metallic.
Here’s a selection of everything from ¤ 39.95 for a classic black flat with zip back and silver heel from Zara to the sharp edged lethal looking leopard print stiletto sock boots from Balenciaga – yours for ¤ 1195 - with lots of other options to shake up the winter wardrobe and keep you stylishly grounded this winter.