Ankle boots and booties have been up and coming for several years now and this year they are finally trickling down into more mainstream fashion. I realize that tall, calf-height and knee high boots feel safe fashion wise (these are classic and are still a great choice), but I assure you that there are so many other options out there that you can wear.
You all have seen my desert wedge booties already this season and they are currently my favorite shoe. My friend Lauren of Elle Elyse Handbags & Accessories picked up the TOMS version and swears by them. I love how she styled them with an end-of-summer look.
Brown ankle boots and booties are great and typically more casual. They come in western styles, moccasins, wedges, heels and dressier versions. Here are some of my favorites. As you can see they come at every price point and some are more trendy than others.
I think black ankle boots are very doable too, although you will find that they are often much more dressy or biker-ish. This Dolce Vita Java pair are one of my favorites and this is how I would style them. I recommend a skinny or boyfriend fit jean to really show off the boot, but a flare or a bootcut can work too. If you are daring, try a skirt!
Here are a few of my favorite black picks. I think several are pretty mild and recommendable to other mommas and friends.
So keep an eye on this trend. Look for how others are wearing their ankle boots and take a chance by at least trying on a pair!