Summer is almost over and as usual it’s time for designers to launch their new fall/winter collections. Even though every self-respecting fashionista always has a few favorite pairs of shoes for every season of the year, it is absolutely essential to refresh one’s shoe closet with pairs that follow the runway trend for that particular season. If fashion forecasts are to be trusted, the upcoming fall/winter season will see the resurgence of the ankle boot with a chunky heel. Of course the timeless slim-heeled ankle boot never really goes out of style but if you really want to stay ahead of the proverbial curve, your best bet would be raid your closet (or your mom or elder sister’s closet) for ankle boots with a thicker tapering heel.
Classic fall colors like tan, grey and black are expected to dominate the color palette of ankle boots this season with suede and leather being used in combination for a dramatic textural finish. Lace ups will upstage zip closures by far with additional detailing like buckle closures adding to the flair of the ankle boots this season. Classic pairs like the military style black leather boot would also fare well though we also see boots with a smaller heel and more feminine finishes make a bold statement. If you’re shopping for unique fresh pairs, look out for ankle boots with fur or woolen upper detailing. These kinds of uppers not only draw all the attention towards your fab boots and legs, they also keep your feet warm allowing you to continue wearing shorter dresses well into the winter.