How to wear ankle boots this winter

Ankle boots are a great all-rounder during the winter months, but they can be unflattering if you wear them with certain outfits. Here are a few ways in which to wear this season’s staple boots:

ankle boots this winter

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Skirt and opaque tights

Black ankle boots look great teamed with black opaque tights and a short skirt. As black is slimming, matching the colour of the tights to the colour of the boot is a flattering look on most shapes. Keeping the leg and foot the same colour lengthens the leg. If you’re concerned about looking chunky, steer away from skirts just above, on, or under the knee and stick to shorter styles. Ankle boots look best when worn with mini skirts as cutting the leg off at both the ankle and knee makes calves look chunkier. Whether you opt for flat boots or a pair with a bit of height, ankle boots can give your outfit a funky twist. There are designer ankle boots everywhere at the moment so finding the optimum style for your shape should be easy.


Ankle boots look great worn with skinny jeans. As the jeans sit tightly around the ankle, there is no bunched up material, which can be uncomfortable and can make your look seem unfinished. Flat boots worn with jeans and a coat or jacket are a cool yet comfortable option for shopping trips or everyday wear, while high-heeled boots lift a relatively low-key outfit for a night out.

For a more casual take on the ankle boot trend, team a pair in tan or a lighter shade with turned up jeans. This makes for a cute yet stylish look for days out or occasions when you want to look laid back. Retailers such as shoerepublik have a huge selection of ankle boots to chose from, so try out a few different looks with the different jeans you own to create looks for different occasions.


For a glam look on a night out, a great dress with smart ankle boots is bang on trend. Choose boots which fit closely to the foot for the best look. If it’s colder, this look works well with tights, but it also looks great with bare skin if you’re happy with your legs. Pointy-heeled boots work particularly well with dresses and give you a slightly edgy twist.

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