It’s funny how you can fixate on one thing – a certain type of jacket, shoe or bag, and it’s like it’s all you see when you shop or browse. Right now, I’m piecing together my fall staples – and included is a pair of lace-up ankle booties. Fortunately, there is no shortage of styles to choose from. With a multitude of platforms, stilettos and wedge heels to choose from, picking the perfect pair is the hardest part. For me, something on the more practical side is key, too tall and I won’t be able to balance while holding my squirmy toddler. Here are a few faves:
For a great, basic lace up-ankle bootie, try the KORS Michael Kors Divina Ankle Boot (#1 – $275). The wear-with-anything style is anything but boring, and comes in black, taupe and luggage (brown) suede. While the heel is 4″, the 1″ built in platform makes this a comfortable bootie. If you prefer a wedge, Enzo Angiolini’s Flory Wedge Desert Booties (#2 – $139) are similar in style to the Kors Michael Kors Divina, but offer some more stability in the heel. I love the look of a wedge heel punctuating a pair of slim-legged pants. To dress things up a bit, Rosegold’s Genie Booties (#3 – $92.50) have a lug sole and foldover cuff. With a sexy high heel, these ankle boots are perfect for a girls night out or date night.
I fell in love with Jil Sander’s Daria Wedge Booties (#4 – $645). Royal blue Italian suede, 4.25″ wedge heels and skinny blue laces equal ankle boot perfection. Though these are budget-busters, the style is basic enough to last many seasons. DV Dolce Vita’s Pilar Wedge Booties (#5 – $99) are a bit more casual, with a lower wedge heel and rolled suede detailing. Great for running errands around town. Finally, Modern Vintage Shoes Jenie Platform Booties (#6- $275) have a thicker, stacked heel. The moss (dark green) or stone (light grey) nubuck boots pair well with feminine dresses and skirts.
What do you think of lace-up ankle booties? Do you have a favorite style – above or elsewhere?
Update! I ended up purchasing the DV Dolce Vita Pilar Wedge Booties. Will post photos soon!