Fall is here. Kind of.
I don’t know how it is in your corner of the woods, but here the weather has been a bit of a tease. The temperature drops, the rain starts falling, you start thinking it’s time to take your cardis out of the wardrobe and put that cute trench to good use.
And then the sun starts shining again, and by the time midday rolls around you have long shed your cardi and are wishing you had worn sandals.
And then there are days like today, when the rain and chilly temperature are more persistent, and stick around long enough to make you want to bury all your sandals and ballet flats at the bottom of the dresser.
What is a girl to do?
Personally, I am this close to tossing my sandals out the window and dusting off my trusted ankle boots. Surely ankle boots do not scream winter as much as knee-high boots do, right?
Besides, you can wear them with everything: with your skinny jeans tucked in, under your black pants, or pair them with that summer dress you are not ready to let go of – and you don’t have to, just pop a cardigan over it! – is there a pair of shoes that is quite that uncomplicated? (and don’t say pumps. Pfft. We are not playing dress the librarian here. Besides, pumps aren’t great under the rain, are they?)
So there I am, looking longingly at my boots… and then it occurs to me that they’d probably love some company… some siblings, if you will.
From the right, top to bottom: 1. & 2. ALDO Cedrina glitter boots, $120 • 3. Dirty Laundry Showstopper studded boot, $85 • 4. MANGO suede Buckles ankle boot, £89.99 • 5. Luxury Rebel Regina buckle booties, $195 • 6. Jeffrey Campbell France slouchy boot in Navy, $198 (if you’d prefer it without the heel, go for the Brit instead) • 7. Sam Edelman Dalton wedge boot in Burgundy, $225 • 8. ASOS Alliance ankle boots, $147
These all made the short list, but 1, 6 and 8 are the clear favorites.
Which pair(s) gets your vote?