There’s no better acknowledgement of autumn than waking up to darkness – boo – but leaving the house in ankle boots – yes! A slow burning trend that has stuck around since the late noughties, the ankle boot is a master of revised design every season.
In previous years, we’ve had the classic Clarks-shaped ankle boot, all leather and practical simplicity. Then we saw the chunky heel, the thin heel and last year, inspired by Dior: the sock boot.
This autumn’s ankle boot comes in a solid colour and/or material, paired with a comfortable heel. Taking inspiration from autumn itself, this boot is all about versatility. Like its wearer, it is ready to take on the day and night and – black boots be gone – adds a bit more fun to your feet.
The block heeled cobalt blue boot is hard not to love. The sculptural heel is also a great choice for those of us who care about comfort first. Whether you're wearing head-to-toe yellow or black on black, this boot will pop.
Rome Leather Ankle Boots, sizes 3-8 available, £70, ASOS
Who knew a toe-cap could be so desirable? Maybe it's the off white appeal too. All we know is that we'd really like this sculpted pair of ankle boots to start off our autumn.
Mid-Heel Ankle Boots With Toecap, sizes 2-9 available, £29.99, Zara
Like lilac, mustard yellow has been a key colour trend this past season. Just because the days are shorter, doesn't mean it's time to say good-bye to what's typically worn in the summertime.
Aubergine Curved Heel Ankle Boots Mustard Leather, sizes 3-8 available, £89, Office
Sometimes, wearing boots that wouldn't look out of place in a Western is what's needed to start off on the right foot. The three buckles are for show; there's a zip on the side and it's just as effective.
White Three Buckle Pointed Biker Boots, sizes 3-8 available, £30, Missguided
If a sock boot has ever made an appearance in your wardrobe, you'll know it's a comfort choice. You can rely on the sock boot to cosy up your feet. And while the trend for the brightly hued sock boot may have passed, this ribbed version with shiny heels can stay.
Stretch Ankle Boots With Metallic Heels, sizes 2-7 available, £39.99, Stradivarius.