Accessories

The best black ankle boots to base your autumn wardrobe on

By Josefin Forsberg

September 21, 2021

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The black ankle boot is as essential to our wardrobes as a wool coat or a good knit. Here, Vogue Scandinavia lists the 10 best booties to buy right now

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Whenever we talk about investment pieces the conversation quickly turns to so called 'basics'. The heavy cotton t-shirts, perfectly cut jeans and cocooning coats that survive season after season. They're the kind of purchases we don't have to think about. The items we know that we will love, and wear time and time again. One of these basics is the black ankle boot.

Some styles are essential when curating your personal shoe collection – black heels, Chelsea boots and loafers. But the black ankle boot – just like a crisp pair of white sneakers – truly make up the foundation for fall dressing. The versatility of the right pair is almost astounding. You'll never have to worry about repeating a look; you could wear the same boots every day without thinking twice. Whether worn with tailored trousers or loose jeans, your favourite midi skirt or dress, the style is simple and anonymous enough to work on any occasion.

Investing in a black ankle boot is your best bet this season, but basics don't have to be basic. Below, Vogue Scandinavia has listed the 10 best boots to add to cart.

1

Flattered

Tove Leather Black

Via Flattered

Flattered's mid-calf version with a tapered block heel and pointed toe is an elevated take on the classic black ankle boot, We suggest pairing this style with wide-legged, floor skimming jeans to elongate the leg.

2

ATP atelier

Perugia ankle boot

Via ATP atelier

The Perugia heel's streamlined silhouette truly works with any outfit. The curved kitten heel is casually classic and will keep you comfortable all day long.

3

Miu Miu

Embellished ankle boots

Via MyTheresa

A basic that is anything but basic – Miu Miu's pearl embellished ankle boots, in a patent style, high-shine finish naplak leather, add pizzazz to any ensemble.

4

& Other Stories

Square toe leather boots

Via & Other Stories

Although the Western aesthetic and minimalism seems diametrically opposed, these square-toed boots with a slanted heel manages to merge the two. Worn best with a cowboy denim and suede or muted tailoring.

5

Acne Studios

Leather ankle boots

Via MyTheresa

Truly a style that suits any occasion, these square-toed black boots with a curved heel – courtesy of Acne Studios – are an elegant addition to your autumn edit.

6

Dorothee Schumacher

Walk the line leather boots

Via MyTheresa

These black 'Walk The Lines' Chelsea boots from Dorothee Schumacher are cut to a piercing point-toe that sits high on the ankle. Informed by cowboy styles, the boots truly walk the line between city slicker and bronco.

7

See by Chloé

Mahe leather ankle boots

Via MyTheresa

Black and gold is a combination that stands the test of time. Here, a chain across See by Chloé's black ankle boots bring a simple shape some extra glamour.

8

Sania D'mina

Roe leather boots

Via Sania D'mina

The classic round toe and straight heel of these Sania D'mina shoes guarantee comfort while the straight shaft – slightly higher than in other ankle boots – gives the illusion of a leaner leg (and is perfect when tucking in baggy trousers).

9

Stinaa J

Isabel black ankle boots

Via Stinaa J

One of the latest additions to Stinaa J's collection of walkable heels (moulded with the label's patented technology upon purchase) it the Isabel ankle boot. A truly classic design, the pointed toe and a high shaft characterises these boots, while the croco finish lends the style some visual interest.

10

Aeyde

Lotta ankle boots

Via Farfetch

In a modern take on Victorian lace up boots, these Aeyede heels are best worn with contemporary classics. Pair them with raw denim to emulate style icons like Jane Birkin, or break off the strict silhouette with luscious silks and lace.


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