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High Ankle Boots A/W '16

Shoe Trend A/W ’16: ‘High’ Ankle Boots

I’ve recently been on the look out for my next staple black boot.  My old favourites ( a pair of Scanlan Theodore ankle boots from 2013) were unfortunately no longer as gorgeous as they once were and just had to be thrown out.

When I buy ankle boots I normally consider heel height, but this season I noticed a trend toward what I deem the ‘high ankle boot’. The high ankle boot finishes around 1.5-2 inches above the ankle as opposed to the popular true ankle boot that finishes right on or just below the ankle. (I’ve attempted to illustrate below, with a fancy arrow, highlighting the difference! Very proud of my graphic design skills!)

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

Although these days in fashion not one particular style dominates, in recent year there is definitely a trend toward a ‘high ankle boot’. I’ve noticed fashion influencers, as well as Australian high-end designers when styling their look book, are choosing to pair wide cropped pants with high ankle boots as well as with skirts and dresses.

I love the juxtaposition of a feminine midi or knee-length evening dress in a luxurious fabric paired with strong masculine boots.

This season suede and leather dominate.  With so much variety in shoes this season, look for a points of difference when choosing your boot, such as a standout heel, or fringe and stud details.

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

Style AND Tonic Tips for wearing ‘High’ Ankle Boots:

  • If you have long lean legs (lucky you!) then you can pull off this look with any length skirt, wide pant as well as skinny jeans and pants.
  • If, like me, you have shorter legs and distinct calves, then opt for tight-fitting ankle pants with a slight flare or boot cut. When it comes to dress and skirt length, opt for anything that sits at the knee or slightly above.
  • The higher the ankle boot, the higher the heel to create a balanced shoe and hence, a balanced outfit
  • Dress it down with denim or casual pants, or dress it up with skirts and dresses.
  • Experiment! Don’t be afraid to try several outfits with this boot and work it!

 

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

Shop Style AND Tonic below

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN ANKLE BOOT

 

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

SERGIO ROSSI SUEDE STRETCH BOOT

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

SERGIO ROSSI SUEDE ANKLE BOOT

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

MCQ BLACK BOOTmyer.com.au/…/geffry-zip-black-boot-314579440

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

BALLIN BLACK BOOT

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

MARC JACOBS LEATHER BOOT

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

 

VALENTINO PATENT REBEL BOOT

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

ZIMMERMANN WELTED DRESS BOOT

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

SCANLAN THEODORE STRETCH ANKLE BOOT

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

BIANCA BUCCHERI CESTA BOOT BLACK

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

BIANCA BUCCHERI CIVETTA BOOT BLACK

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

BIANCA BUCCHERI CIVETTA BOOT TAN

High Ankle Boots A/W '16

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