Fall is nationally known as the season of “sweater weather,” but for me, it’s the season of boots. From cowboy boots to suede booties with a six-inch heel to snakeskin knee-highs, I live for autumnal footwear.
Ankle boots are stylish, comfortable, and look amazing with just about any outfit. Thanks to their practical length and flattering style, ankle boots are one of the most versatile shoes on the market. Whether you’re flaunting a slinky dress or wearing jeans, ankle boots are the perfect finishing piece to any outfit.
Need a new pair of ankle boots? (I mean, who doesn’t?) Here are a few brands worthy enough to fill the “shoes I won’t freeze in” section of your closet.
Paris Texas, contrary to its name, is an Italian footwear company based in Milan, Italy. Inspired by their grandmother’s colorful pumps, sisters and business partners Annamaria and Margherita Brivio debuted Paris Texas as a capsule collection in 2012. The line quickly transformed into a full-blown shoe brand in 2015.
“Paris Texas is based on the concept of contrasts,” Margherita tells COOLS. “We represent them through simple and sophisticated shapes in standout colors and fun fabrics.”
Frye and Co.
Although The Frye Company is known for its rugged, adventure-forward look, Frye and Co. offers a variety of styles including the Caden Bootie, Rubie Zip, and Odessa Chelsea.
If you haven’t heard of 42 Gold yet, you’re welcome. This February, actress Jaime Chung became the face of 42 Gold–an influencer-fueled footwear brand targeting strong, independent, and empowering women who really can do it all.
“Footwear is a really personal thing,” Chung tells Footwear News. “42 Gold is elevated. It’s for the working woman, the woman who does it all, the multitasker, the mom, the business owner.”