Women's ankle boots are comfortable and wonderfully versatile: sometimes they look elegant, sometimes cool and sometimes casual. Because their shaft only comes up to the ankle, they are considered to be the little sibling of long boots. These all-rounders are available online in all conceivable designs, colours and patterns. Whether in blue with classic jeans, in black with a leather skirt or colourfully patterned with a summer dress: ankle boots give you variety to suit your outfit, style and preference.
Classic women's ankle boots reach over the ankle and usually come in muted colours such as blue, black or brown. Blue ankle boots, for example, perfectly complement a denim look and are wonderful for everyday wear. Furthermore, they can be a charming eye-catcher with a simple grey or white outfit. Likewise, black or brown ankle boots can be combined with a variety of colours. Clean and simple black designs are a great companion for the office.
If you find blue, black and brown ankle boots too dull then you can choose from all sorts of eye-catching colours for your feet. Grey, camouflage or olive-coloured boots create a sporty military look, while animal print ankle boots or colourful patterns emit extravagance and show daring. Ankle boots also come in bright colours, which – combined with a bag or a belt of the same colour – really spice up a basic outfit.
But it's not only the colour that makes the ankle boot an it-piece: its style also leaves room for expressing your own personality. For example, there are lace-up ankle boots, which look wonderfully rugged and cool thanks to their lacing. Especially with additional details such as rivets, patches or buckles, lace-up ankle boots create up a striking biker style look that is totally on-trend.
Women's ankle boots also come in a futuristic metallic look to make you sparkle just as brilliantly as the disco lights at your next party. A popular ankle boot style, on the other hand, is the one with fringes and together with a denim jacket or waistcoat, it makes a casual cowboy style look.
There are also boots that were originally reserved for men and that are extremely comfortable. These are called Chelsea boots, which promise excellent wearing comfort thanks to their elasticated inserts on the sides, an ankle-high shaft and mostly flat sole. Because of their comfort and simple look, they are perfect for a long day in the office.
Tip: Chelsea style ankle boots are now also available in trendy designs with a higher heel that can be worn for special occasions.
Whether you opt for lace-up ankle boots, Chelsea boots or ankle boots with a metallic look: the right clothing to go with your boots needs to be chosen carefully. Fortunately, every type of ankle boot has a suitable clothing match and can significantly change the finished, overall look of an outfit.
Ankle boots & jeans
The combination of skin-tight skinny jeans and ankle boots (Chelsea or classic boots) was already popular in the early 1980s. This has not changed to this day. Rule of thumb: if the ankle boots are wide and casual, the jeans can be very tight. The combination of women's ankle boots in Chelsea style and cropped jeans is also exciting. The cropped length of the trousers provides some space between jeans and Chelsea boots, so that a little skin can be shown. You can also create your own pair of cropped jeans by simply turning up the leg hem.
Tip: As an alternative to jeans, black, blue or coloured ankle boots also look fabulous with a pair of leggings.
Ankle boots & skirts
Women's ankle boots also prove to be a suitable counterpart to both playful and short skirts. The combination of a fitted top, leather skirt and Chelsea boots is very popular, as ankle boots look seductive but not over the top. Lace-up ankle boots, however, give the same look a more rugged and cool feel. Black or blue ankle boots are also easy to combine with skirts from the same colour family.
Ankle boots & dresses
A beautiful clash of style is achieved by combining an elegant dress with a pair of casual ankle boots.Dresses in a romantic, full and flowing style teamed with lace-up ankle boots are bang on-trend. Wear with a leather jacket as the perfect finishing touch for this look.
Please note: The colour of the boots should match the colour of the dress. For example, if the dress is light blue, a pair of ankle boots in dark blue will be perfect. Creating contrasts is also possible with a patterned dress and plain coloured boots, but you should make sure that the colour of the boots reflects one seen in the dress.
Ankle boots can create a certain style together with your favourite outfit. This is rounded off with the right accessories. Black ankle boots combine beautifully with gold or silver jewellery, while brown boots usually go better with gold or rose-coloured jewellery. Metallic boots, however, can only be worn with silver jewellery!
Boots with a cowboy look should also be accompanied by fringe bags or matching chains (fringe chains, feather chains etc.). For a classic look you can go for subtle belts, in the same colour as the ankle boots, as well as a matching bag. And if you really want to rock your look with lace-up ankle boots, you shouldn't forget a studded bracelet and leather belt.
Women with bigger calves often have the problem that long boots do not fit or are uncomfortable. Ankle boots can be a pleasant solution. After all, the shorter shaft of Chelsea boots or classic ankle boots leaves enough space for the legs. There are certain types of women's ankle boots that hide bigger calves in a chic way. These should have a block heel as wide as possible. A thin stiletto heel makes the calves look unnecessarily big. Ankle boots reaching further above the ankle are also more suitable for women with big calves than the shorter designs. Rich embellishment, laces and buckles should be avoided; these look better on women with slim legs. Simplicity is the key for bigger calves!
And which ankle boots should you choose when you have short legs? This question is easy to answer: pointed shape designs make your legs look longer! Rounded toes, on the other hand, can make your legs look shorter. Lace-up ankle boots or Chelsea ankle boots with a chunky heel should be avoided by small women as well, because they make you look shorter. Also a no-go is the combination of a calf-length skirt and ankle boots. The unflattering length of the skirt draws attention to the legs and makes them look shorter than they actually are. A short skirt with boots, on the other hand, makes your legs look longer.