If you told me a couple of years ago that I would be scouring online shops for the perfect pair of white ankle boots, I would have laughed at you.
As a matter of fact, I probably would have scrunched my face into a cocktail of potential wrinkle-lines and muttered “I wouldn’t be seen dead in those”.
Cue images of terrible Britney-spears white platform boots, seedy **cough** nightclubs and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. **Shudders**.
So what changed? Well it seems the white boot has had a total makeover.
Gone are the shiny, stripper-esque white boots of the past and the chic white, and totally Mum approved, ankle boot is here to stay.
From patent kitten heels, to studded flats, the white ankle boot is the one shoe that you can pair with almost anything in your wardrobe to look on-trend. Here’s my top tips on how to style white ankle boots..
Soften White Ankle Boots With A Pretty Dress
Dress: Boom Shankar*
Boots: The Iconic
Bag: Cult Gaia
You all know that I’d be happy with a wardrobe full of pretty dresses and nothing else! I like how my white ankle boots add a little ‘street’ to my super feminine look.
I opted for white boots with a touch of black as I thought they would be easier to pair with more pieces in my wardrobe. The black on the boots make them perfect to pair with black handbags and accessories.
Add A Rattan/Basket Bag
A natural textured bag is a great way to tone down white ankle boots and make them less garish.
Team With A Cropped Pant
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Checked pants are on the top of their style game at the moment. Channel your inner street style star and team your checked pants with a pair of white ankle boots. Opt for a slightly cropped pant to ensure those boots can be noticed.
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White ankle boots scream 60s Mod, so go all-out-Twiggy with adorable retro pieces like overalls and berets. Ooh-la-la! Look for adorable details like ruffles, high neck lines and pussy bows to keep it vintage and feminine.
Pair With Neutrals
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“If in doubt, opt for neutrals” is a mantra that I often go by when styling tricky trends. Tailored nude pants and a rattan hat tone down this slightly brash trend and give it a feminine edge.
Pair With Calf-Skimming Jeans
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Slightly cropped jeans look fantastic skimming over white ankle boots. I recommend opting for a pair with a neat hemline, distressed hem jeans may end up looking a little cheap.
Compliment With Statement White Sunglasses
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Spotting a trend in this post?
Erm… yes: ankle boots.
Yes… but a lot of these street style looks has one accessory in common: white sunglasses.
White sunglasses and white ankle boots seem to be a little bit like gin and tonic: complimentary and tasteful.
Shop The White Ankle Boots Trend
A girl can’t have too many white boots! **Adds one of each to basket & hides credit card statement from boyfriend**