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Smart ankle boots, to wear with skirts

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CointreauVersial Wed 02-Oct-13 12:55:26

OK, OK, so I know it's a divisive issue, but I quite like the look, and am after some smart black ankle boots to wear for work with skirts (knee-length or above).

My knee-length ones from last year just feel frumpy now.

My trusty Top Shop Mighty ankle boots are lovely but just aren't smart enough.

I bought these (OK, they are K; don't judge me for my bunions), but they are a bit wide around the top (someone used the phrase "twig in a plant pot" which sums up the look nicely) so may be going back.

I'm after something black leather, not too high, ideally less than £80, and (I guess) reasonably close-fitting around the ankle.

I'm aware I am straying dangerously close to mum-boot territory, so please help me out!

CointreauVersial Thu 03-Oct-13 23:40:01

Hmm.....well, I guess I probably qualify as "older woman" at 46, so I defy your DD!

I was flitting through M&S today and grabbed these - opinions? They look really cool side-on, nice heel, not toooooo mum-boot, I hope. I will try them on with a skirt at the weekend and report back.

UtterflyButterfly Thu 03-Oct-13 12:57:25

Watching with interest as I'd like to get some boots/shoe boots to wear with skirts, but my DD (25) is of the opinion that it's not a good look 'for older women' (i.e. me!).

I could just get some and not wear them when I see her I suppose ... what does anyone reckon.

(sorry to hijack the thread OP) .

BetsyBidwell Thu 03-Oct-13 12:15:35

Ambush. They were called. Black viwboy heel

justabigdisco Thu 03-Oct-13 12:13:35

Which topshop ones, Betsy?

beepoff Thu 03-Oct-13 08:52:32

What's wrong with wearing boots that have been out for 3 years? If we all slavishly bought new we'd look like we got dressed in c&a in 1995 at the moment... Whose idea was it to bring back the worst of 90s fashion?!

charitygirl Thu 03-Oct-13 05:59:43

I know - very Hudson but without all the wanky stylings. But still looking less dated than big heels, esp this winter.

BetsyBidwell Thu 03-Oct-13 02:16:32

Office ones ok but have been around for years. My topshop version us on year 3.

BetsyBidwell Thu 03-Oct-13 02:13:44

Shit. Not the foot glove

BetsyBidwell Thu 03-Oct-13 02:11:59

Lol at mum boot. I am the inventor of the term. I know a mum boot

CointreauVersial Wed 02-Oct-13 23:05:10

grin Bad form, eh? Start a thread then vanish for 10 hours......

Thank you for the suggestions. I like the Uncanny Office ones, although they look like they might be better with jeans or casual skirts; definitely contenders, though....

I also like the first M&S ones linked. And the Next ones are promising, although I have a slight aversion to buckle-y accessories.

Not sure about suede either....also not sure if higher-up-the-calf looks better than shoe-boot-y......aaargh.

Any more inspiration?

beepoff Wed 02-Oct-13 22:41:06

What do you think about these? I like those office ones but I think I need a bit of detail on the boots otherwise I look like I have hooves. Sorry for giant link...

justabigdisco Wed 02-Oct-13 22:04:08


charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:53:01

Yay! They really look tres current, disco. Dare I say it, I looked coltish.

justabigdisco Wed 02-Oct-13 21:43:28

I do think some of these are veering into 'mum boot' territory. I like the office ones though. Good to know that they look good with skirts.

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:36:16

I think those Next ones look a bit tarty.

casacastille Wed 02-Oct-13 21:27:13

I like those Betsy, a lot. Do they feel safe to stride confidently around town in, or are they a bit tottery? They look quite high

BetsyBidwell Wed 02-Oct-13 21:17:34

BetsyBidwell Wed 02-Oct-13 21:15:14

Next have some for 60 quid. Suede.

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:08:22

Gah! Ok, google 'office uncanny black'

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:07:57

Trying again...,10/1334400078?referer=carousel

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 02-Oct-13 20:55:58

To me, all of the above look too high up the calf for wearing with skirts, unless you're going for the saloon girl/chim chimnee look grin.
I like Ash Spirals as they're cut low in the front anddon't chop your legs short. Or shoeboots like these, which are much nicer in the brown suede version. M&S also have some kitten heeled styles which are truly ankle rather than calf height.
(I suspect there've been loads more posted by now).

LostMarbles99 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:41:15

bought these last week and its like wearing slippers they are so comfy

beepoff Wed 02-Oct-13 20:18:10

Charitygirl your link didn't work - please can you repost? Or let us know the name of the boot? Cheers.

beepoff Wed 02-Oct-13 20:16:55

Have you looked at M&S? Saw loads in there today and they're mainly quite comfy. Eg:

charitygirl Wed 02-Oct-13 20:15:17,10/1334400078?referer=carousel

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