As soon as the leaves start turning yellow, we start looking for the best boots to wear. Among all the shoe trends for this season, ankle boots are clearly the favourite on Instagram right now. But not just any ankle boots. We’re talking about the chunky ankle boots that luxury fashion houses like Bottega Veneta, for example, showed how to wear on the A/W20 runway.
We’ve spotted our favourite chunky ankle boots on the runways of Dior, Valentino, Jil Sander, The Row and Stella McCartney, to name a few. And our favourite fashion influencers on Instagram and fashion enthusiasts are already wearing these ankle boots. This autumn heroes come with thick tractor soles and even platforms. And the choice of style goes from the classic Chelsea boots to combat boots. Not to mention some very cool rain boots. Bottega Veneta, for example, showed on the runway, how to wear the A/W20 chunky ankle boots in rubber.
Why you should buy now the favourite ankle boots on Instagram
The main reason you should invest in the favourite ankle boots among fashion-savvy on Instagram is that they will continue on-trend for the long haul. In fact, the trend of comfortable shoes – even when not always pretty – is a trend that is here to stay. The post-lockdown new normal is that, besides style, we want comfort in the clothes and shoes we wear. Whether sneakers, boots or flat shoes to work from home.
Especially now that we’re avoiding public transportation and walking much more than before, comfortable ankle boots are the favourite shoes of the season. And the new chunky soles give the boots a contemporary and edgy feel. Keep scrolling to see how to wear chunky ankle boots this season.
Pair ankle boots and wide-leg trousers
The classic black Chelsea boots look modern thanks to the thick rubber soles. Pair them with wide-legged trousers as the French Sophie Fontanel does. And for a more fashion-forward style, tuck your wide-leg trousers in the ankle boots, creating a new silhouette, almost like the bombachas pants of the Argentinian gauchos.
Ankle boots over leggings and slim trousers
The fashion blogger Sonia Lyson wears Bottega Veneta white ankle boots with chunky transparent soles paired with slim trousers that she tucks in her boots. Follow her lead and elevate your leggings with these modern ankle boots. You can also pair your new favourite ankle boots with slim leather trousers for a more rock&roll look like the French Estelle Chemouny.
A favourite combo on Instagram; ankle boots and skirts
Stephanie Broek shows how to wear a feminine pleated skirt with a blazer and black ankle boots, the perfect office outfit for fall and winter. While the creative director, Jayne Goheen, chooses bold red ankle boots to add a touch of colour to her sleek navy look.
Shorts and chunky ankle boots
The always stylish Tamu McPherson looks on-point with pleated Bermuda shorts and cream ankle boots. Xenia Adonts pair leather shorts, very trendy this fall, with bolder Chelsea boots.
Smart coats and ankle boots
Pernille Rosenkilde updates her checkered coat off-white ankle boots. The square toes and light colour make these chunky boots more contemporary. But if you are petite or have thin legs and worry that the new ankle boots may look too bulky on you, do like Claire Rose Cliteur. She shows how to wear the ankle boot trend in a feminine way. Her model is less chunky, and she pairs it with black socks; perfect styling to wear with skirts or dresses.
Dresses and rubber ankle boots
During the Milan Fashion Week, the stylish consultant, Ilenia Toma, pairs her bodycon dress with Céline black and white rain boots. These ankle boots give the impression that she’s wearing black socks. Many ankle boots come trimmed with another material to look like socks. Pernille Teisbaek wears Bottega Veneta Puddle rubber ankle boots that are made of biodegradable materials, which, we predict, will become the hottest boots this season.
Where to buy chunky ankle boots
Besides the many luxury fashion houses that have created chunky ankle boots for autumn and winter, you can find this trend in more affordable versions too. Buy the beige ones Tamu McPherson wears at Mango, for example. Rejina Pyo, Ganni, Arket, Dr Martens, Camper and Hunter also have great chunky ankle boots for this season.
Watch the video below to see what are the other footwear trends for fall/winter.
Title photo by STYLEDUMONDE, courtesy of CPHFW.