The Only Ankle Boot Trends You Need to Pay Attention to This Year

While you can't beat a classic pair of black leather Chelsea boots, ankle boots now have more personality than ever. You're just as likely to see a pair of silver mirrored stiletto boots on your commute as a classic tan pull-on. The street style set has been having fun with colours and prints, and bright red boots are the most buzzed-about style of 2017 so far.


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As well as rainbow-coloured iterations, this year has also seen the return of a number of trends that we forgot about, including cowboy boots and chunky Dr. Martens. So if you want to up your footwear game for the new season, scroll below to see the seven most exciting boot trends that you will see everywhere over the rest of the year.

Scroll below to see the seven key ankle boot trends for 2017.

Red boots


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Style Notes: Red ankle boots exploded in December 2016, and while we suspected that this might be a festive trend that would die quickly after the holidays, the red boot trend is still gaining momentum. Red boots are huge this autumn, as they featured in dozens of A/W 17 collections, including Victoria Beckham, Valentino and Fendi. So this is a boot trend that is for the entire of 2017, not only for Christmas.

Glitter Boots


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Style Notes: Last season, it was all about mirrored, silver boots, and now, thanks to Chanel, glittery ankle boots are here to tempt any magpies. These ankle boots have been all over fashion month, and the high street has jumped on the trend too. 

Sock Boots


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Style Notes: The sock boot is arguably the boot of 2017, as these colourful tight boots with pointed toes and sky-high heels have been a street style favourite and are big news in Zara and Topshop right now. 

Dr. Martens


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Style Notes: Gigi Hadid has been inseparable from her Dr. Martens this year, confirming that they are back in a big way.

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White boots


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Style Notes: The white shoe has finally ditched its unfortunate rep and is back in a big way, thanks to the '80s fashion revival. We love white ankle boots with extra embellishment or detailing, whether that is with a silver buckle, kitten heel or statement coloured heel.

Cowboy boots


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Style Notes: This year, one unlikely boot trend keeps cropping up again and again—cowboy boots. In 2004, we all wanted a pair of distressed, embroidered cowboy boots, thanks to Sienna Miller, and come September, we'll all be wearing them once again. But this time they are a sleeker iteration, such as Gigi Hadid's city western-inspired boots she wore earlier this year.

Related: Gigi Hadid Just Wore the Boots You Waved Goodbye to in the '00s

Kitten-heel boots


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Style Notes: If you've read our shoe trend guide, you'll know that the kitten heel is back, and this not only applies to mules and slingbacks but to ankle boots as well.

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Emma Spedding