Notwithstanding that I have a huge problem with buying excessive (and unnecessary) pairs of shoes, I can always justify a new pair of ankle boots. You can wear them across all seasons, they match everything, and when you find a comfortable pair you can actually live in them.
I am officially the woman who lived in her shoes, in that, I am pushing over 100 pairs at this stage. I know, I have a problem. You remember that movie In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz and Toni Colette? I love that bit where they chat about when nothing in your life fits, the shoe always does. Shoes make me happy, and I am not going to justify it, so please don't judge my shoe inventory or feel sorry for my husband.
Celebs love their booties, whether is on the red carpet (like Scherzy at the MOBO awards this week) or just for casual attire (The Moss), the boot is spectacular.
The best thing about this season is that you don't have to go for a black boot. Browns and navys are in abundance and add can be a little less harsh than black for casual wear. The height of the heel is rather pertinent for day wear so you can walk and stand comfortably. No one likes that burning sensation in the balls of your feet after a few hours. Even those jelly insert things don't cure that!
My pick of boots, if you fancy treating yourself this bank holiday weekend, start at €24 to €135 from Penneys, Rocha John Rocha at Debenhams and Dune for every budget, heel height and colour preference. Each of these styles work with skinny jeans, with skirts and opaque tights and why not try them out with a party dress to add a little edge.
Do you have a pair of ankle boots that you cannot live without? How long have you had them? Share your treasure with us!