In keeping with the season's hottest trends, you'll find below lots of boots with western styling, a few somewhat grunge-y styles, and of course, some classics for good measure.
For advice on how to wear them, you can have a look at my tips on what to wear with ankle boots.
Dolce Vita 'Beryl' - Short Dress Boots with Hidden Wedge Heels
Because the covered wedge heels are so blended with the boots' uppers, they don't seem nearly as bulky or obtrusive as some other wedge styles do. And, that cohesiveness allows styles like this to be successfully worn with a wider variety of outfits.
For example, boots like these would look great with jeans, pants, or suits, but they'd also work well with skirts and dresses. And, if you brought a pair of sexy stockings or tights into the equation, well, then they sky would be the limit.
Available in red, black, and taupe, these boots have 4.25" heels, and cost right around $190. (Buy Direct)
Report Signature 'Allon' - Velvet Grunge
And, while their casual nature makes these lookers a natural for pairing with jeans, it would be a shame not to show them off. The good news is, it is easy to do so, because these boots would look great paired with tights and worn with casual skirts and dresses.
You could even go the leggings route if you wanted, but I'd still consider wearing an extra long shirt or tunic with them, to help balance out the chunky 3.5" heels and lug soles.
Also available in faux black leather, these boots ring up at just under $105. (Buy Direct)
Nine West 'Araye' - Sexy Platform Ankle Boots
Also available in gray suede, as well as in black, cognac, and dark taupe leather, these Nine West boots would be perfect for dressing up your favorite jeans, but they'd also look great with suits, dresses and skirts. And, they're dressy enough that they could go from the office to dinner with ease.
Needless to say, they're not for high heel novices, or for anyone with a fear of heights. (Buy Direct)
Modern Vice 'Mystic' - Flat boots with Rhinestone Heels
What I like about this particular pair is that their style is pretty basic, meaning they'd work into a lot of women's wardrobes. But, enhancing their classic design is their half-inch block heels that are dotted with shimmering rhinestones. It's just a little thing, but along with the synthetic red suede uppers, it really sets these ankle boots apart from the crowd.
Also available in black, these boots will set you back $170. (Buy Direct)
Söfft 'Makayla' - Classic, Dressy Ankle Boots
Available in black suede with black snake-embossed accents; leopard with black details; or chocolate with shimmery T.Moro snake print backs and toes, these dressy ankle boots have 3.5" heels, diagonal side zippers, and a price tag of just over $150. Any of the three versions are bound to get attention, but the dark brown is nearly too perfect to pass up. (Buy Direct)
Matisse 'Richards' - Cute, Casual and Unique
Boots like these are perfectly-suited to one thing: jeans. But, they can work with nearly any style you can throw at them, and thanks to the fun print, there's nothing boring or run-of-the mill about them.
If you like the pattern, but aren't crazy about the style, you may want to check out Matisse's "Soho," which features the same tan leopard print uppers, but is more of a western style with hefty 2.75" heels. (Buy Direct)
Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Classic' - Fun, Funky & Chunky Boots
The chunky 3.5" heels are just the perfect height, and the tiny stars dotting the black suede uppers bring the perfect amount of casual glam to the overall package. Naturally, they'd be great with jeans, but if you really want to show these puppies off, you'd wear them with a skirt or dress, and use a pair of tights to tie the whole look together. (Buy Direct)
Pour La Victoire 'Bissit' - Stylish Ankle Boots in Black or Red
A great match for everything from jeans to maxi skirts, these pretties come in black or red, with both versions featuring a metallic silver lining on their curved 4" heels. (Buy Direct)