The best new ankle boots autumn/winter 2020
Chic ankle boots are a wardrobe staple. These are the best new-season styles
The new season inevitably starts with coats and boots, a lingering ritual from school days, perhaps, when the dawn of a new academic year was marked with a trip to the local department store to stock up on these staples for the coming year.
With a whole season ahead it makes sense to invest wisely, eschewing one-season wonders and spending money on items that you'll be happy to wear well into the years ahead.
Ankle boots are perhaps one of the most versatile items in a woman's wardrobe, as readily worn with dresses and skirts as trousers and jeans.
The right pair can be worn to work and at weekends, would look as good at a gig as the local garden centre and are fit for stomping around Portobello Road Market or up Parliament Hill.
One of the key footwear trends for the new season incorporates some serious stompiness, perfect for those who've become used to the daily ritual of a walk around the city and need something sturdy as the weather turns and the leaves begin to drop.
Somewhat less practical is the vogue for white and cream boots, which will take some care to keep looking new, especially if they're not equipped with a sturdy lug sole.
Read on for the Culture Whisper guide to the best autumn/winter 2020 ankle boots to buy now. Culture Whisper is your curated guide to the best of London. We may earn a commission for items purchased through our retailer links
Sandro ankle boots with notched sole, £360
Anthropologie Amy leather Chelsea boots, £140
Givenchy chain-embellished leather Chelsea boots, £975
Church's Monmouth 40 polished fumè Chelsea boots, £530
Dr Marten's Wincox Chelsea boots, £149
Martine Rose Hacienda square-toe leather Chelsea boots, £450
Isabel Marant Dernee suede ankle boots, £435
Khaite Saratoga suede boots, £750
Sandro leather ankle boots with elastic, £315
Office Amelie western boots, were £95, now £45
Arket leather ankle boots, £190
Re/Done Originals Cavalry leather ankle boots, £740
Platform ankle boots
Rick Owens Kiss grained-leather platform boots, £885
Miu Miu square-toe patent leather boots, £605
Stella McCartney 115 orange faux-leather platform ankle boots, £545
ASOS Design Reunion leather platform boots, £80
Lug-sole Chelsea boots
Arket chunky-sole leather boots, £190
Mango leather boots with track sole, £89.99
Stella McCartney Emilie faux-leather platform Chelsea boots, £695
ATP Atelier Catania green leather Chelsea boots, £450
Grenson Alissa Chelsea boots, £305
Jil Sander leather and scuba-jersey ankle boots, £700
White and cream ankle boots
Jimmy Choo Jesse western boots, £775
Nodaleto Bulla Corta 85 boots, £720
Anthropologie Georgina leather ankle boots, £120
Topshop Hungary ecru leather western boots, £89.99
& Other Stories chunky leather Chelsea boots, £135