The Pretty Spring Ankle Boot Trend You'll Wear With Everything


We recently reported on the biggest shoe trends to know from the spring 2018 collections, but while gathering research for the story, I realized there was one particular style that deserved a story all on its own—lace-up heeled ankle boots. Considering I wear mostly boots, I could have written a whole story solely on boot trends in general, but for now, let's focus on the pretty ankle boot trend I'm really excited to invest in come spring. 

Warning: The shape and style are nothing you haven't seen before. Basically, if you have (or want to buy) a pair of boots that lace all the way up, have a higher stiletto or block heel, and a flattering pointed or elongated toe, you're "in" as far as spring trends are concerned. Cowboy boots and combat boots were a huge point of attraction from the fall 2017 collections, so this elegant and flattering ankle boot shape is a breath of fresh air. Whether you pair the style with track pants and a hoodie or wear them with a floral midi dress, there's no denying the objective beauty of this traditional shape. Can you tell we're glad they made some noise on the runways this season? Sorry—subtly isn't our strong suit. Check out some of our favorite styles and runway moments involving this pretty trend here.


Calvin Klein S/S 18
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Pastels also made quite a splash on the spring runways, so opting for the trend in a muted hue would be a wise choice. 


Chloé S/S 18
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This heavier shape suits personal style levels ranging from grungy to bohemian, which is what makes them so great, if you ask us. 


Antonio Berardi S/S 18
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Patent booties in a hot red color? Yes, yes, and yes. This is the kind of shoe you slip into when your outfit needs a little extra oomph. 


Anna Sui S/S 18
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We call this particular runway moment "cowgirl meets Anne of Green Gables," and, no, none of that was meant to be read with a snarky tone. The shoes at Anna Sui had us wishing for slower days with footwear that had louder details. 


Monse S/S 18
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The sporty and utilitarian vibes were everywhere on the spring runways, particularly in the form of footwear. We love how this specific rendering of the trend took a classically elegant shape and added some modernity.


Sies Marjan S/S 18
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Yes, these are peep-toe, but we couldn't not include them. This Victorian-inspired pastel boot-heel hybrid had us dreaming of the warmer days on the horizon. 

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As you can see, there's a wide variety of this pretty spring boot trend to choose from, whether you're searching for a more casual or formal pair. Good luck deciding, and be sure to let us know how you end up styling the It boots of the season.

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.