The best ankle boots are the ones that capture the fashion zeitgeist yet serve all the qualities of a longstanding classic in your wardrobe. You really can have it all—when it comes to shoes, at least—and this winter, there are countless covetable styles to choose from.
From the runway to the streets, the coolest girls are wearing ankle boots in an unapologetic metallic finish (any colour will do), plus twists on the wardrobe classic that feature heels with a directional shape or graphic colour blocking. Then there are animal prints from classic leopard to zebra and luxe faux python, the return of cowboy boots (plus more subtle Western nods), or the sock-boot trend resurgence—whichever direction lifts your fashion game, we've concisely documented the best ankle boots to buy now for all budgets. Get on it. Keep scrolling through to find your perfect winter boots now.