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I remember when ankle boots made their come back. It was the mid 2000's, I believe. I wasn't remotely into fashion back then, but I clearly remember thinking how absolutely ridiculous and unappealing they looked. I couldn't understand why anyone would choose such an unflattering length for their boots! I felt it made calves look like twigs and made legs look shorter (the last one is actually a fact, mind you!). Fast forward 10 years and the day I never saw coming has arrived: I am CRAVING a pair!
I'm guessing it's all Alexa Chung's fault and her love for the Chelsea boot. I'm not a massive fan of hers, but her amazing style is undeniable. I really believe ankle boots are one of the key pieces to achieving that effortlessly chic look, and my wardrobe has got a huge gap for them. I currently own a mammoth one pair of riding boots and I gotta say it is such a pain to have to put them on every time I leave the house! I guess my main reason for wanting a pair of ankle boots comes down to laziness: they're easier to put on! God help me... haha
I also love their versatility, the way they can dress down and "rockify" a little cocktail dress, or how they're great for a day out and about. Plus, they are the perfect transitional piece: rock it with tights during winter or shorts during the summer. I hereby officially declare a black ankle boot a must-have!