It is hard to believe that the summer is nearly over. It had just gone so quickly, but it is happening. Now is the time to start preparing your autumn/winter wardrobe, which is why I have started my search for the perfect ankle boots. There are already plenty available in the shops, and even more online. Here is my roundup of some of the best.
There is no one look for 2016
It is clear from what I have seen so far that there is no single boot trend for this autumn or winter. Footwear designers appear to have drawn inspiration from every era to produce an eclectic mix of styles. This is great news for someone like me because I like to try out different looks throughout the season. It is also nice to have a mix of boots available from a practical point of view. There is nothing worse than joining the family on a day out that involves a lot of walking, and having to wear a pair of fashion boots. Having the option to put on a more practical, low heel pair is a big relief.
Square toe boots
This year, most designers have moved away from pointy styles. Instead, the majority have decided to offer wearers the comfort of square toes. However, they clearly realise that some women will still want a more elegant look, so many of the higher heel models feature a rounded, or pointed, toe.
There are also a lot of very flat ankle boots available this year. These are extremely comfortable, and are perfect for wearing at the weekends with jeans.
Many designers have started to incorporate cushion heels and soles into their boots. This is also good news for comfort and foot health. The fact they are so flexible helps to ensure that the foot is not squashed out of shape.
Cowboy style boots
It is clear that many footwear designers have been inspired by the classics. For example, the shops are full of cowboy style boots. However, most have chosen to mix things up a bit by offering this style of boot in a range of unusual finishes, such as patent leather. It sounds a little odd, I know, but the combination of the two styles actually works really well.
High gloss finishes
Shiny finishes are set to be very popular for 2016. Most of the boots you will come across, this year, feature a high gloss finish. They look smart, and the high heel versions look especially good when worn with a skirt or dress.
An emphasis on comfort
It is also nice to see that there is an emphasis on comfort, this year. Soles are slightly thicker than normal, which provides good insulation between the cold ground and your feet. I have also noticed that there is a better choice of styles for those who need a wide fit.
As you can see, this year there really is something for everyone. This will make it easy for you to find ankle boots that are suitable for any occasion.