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.
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.