In our latest shopping series, we are bringing you the essentials everybody needs for the perfect London wardrobe – timeless and versatile, these are the building blocks of every outfit. To kick it off, we’ve selected the 10 best black ankle boots.
Isabel Marant Dicker suede ankle boots, £340 – Cowboy-inspired without being caricature-ish, Marant’s Dicker boots went from cult to classic in the space of a single season. They’re the perfect heel height for dashing from brunch to your mani appointment at the weekend.
Whistles Riley pointed patent ankle boots, £185 – Whistles’ Riley boots are so sleek and glossy they won’t look out of place at the office. We love the nod to the classic Chelsea style with the elasticated inserts at the sides.
Dr Martens Classic Smooth boots, £100 – Choose boots as tough and timeless as the city itself with these cult lace-ups by Dr Martens. That grooved rubber sole is sure to last through even the longest winter.
Acne Pistol black leather ankle boots, £380 – Cool, uncomplicated, versatile – need we say more? Acne’s Pistol boots go with everything.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Anya ankle boots, £220 – We love polished, biker-inspired feel of MICHAEL Michael Kors’ black leather ankle boots. Though low, the silver hardware ensures they pack a punch.
ASOS Roadie ankle boots, £35.00 – Much chicer and smarter than their name implies, ASOS’s suede ankle boots are perfect for transitioning between work and evening drinks. We love the slim heel and pointed toe, not to mention the unbeatable price.
Topshop Hackney ankle boots, £72 – We couldn’t not include a pair of ankle boots named after one of London’s most happening boroughs. Stomp-worthy shoes have really been having a moment of late, and with the trend showing no signs of waning we say invest in this pair by Topshop.
Whistles Prim leather ankle boots, £170 – If you love the Dr Martins look but want something a little subtler, these Whistles boots (exclusive to John Lewis online) are the answer.
Miista Chelsea boots, £170 – Supposedly invented by Queen Victoria’s shoemaker J. Sparkes-Hall, Chelsea boots are classic. Glossy but not patent, we love this pair by Miista. They work especially well with cropped skinny jeans.
Hunter Shoreditch rubber boots, £95 – Boots that make light work of miserable wet weather? Sign us up. Hunter’s Shoreditch boots are made of unconquerable rubber but don’t look out of place in the city.