Fall means saying goodbye to sandals and “Hello boots!” Oh, how I love boot season and the range of styles offered each year! My current obsession is the ankle bootie, specifically ones with a substantial heel and a “chunkier” form. When worn with a dress or skirt, the proportion of the ankle bootie to the legs makes your limbs look leaner. How awesome is that?!
Rag and Bone always has wonderful ankle booties. I splurged on the Newbury last season and it’s super comfortable. It was worth the investment but impractical to spend that much on a pair of shoes all the time. So when I discovered the Harrow ($495), I loved the design but didn’t want to break the bank. Enter Sole Society‘s Skylar ($90). The style and details are almost identical to the Harrow at about a fifth of the cost! I ordered a pair in black and am happy to report they are as beautiful as they are wearable.
UPDATE: I found an even lower low cost option since this post was first published. Check out Forever 21’s faux suede bootie ($34). It comes up a little higher on the ankle but has the same buckle design and comes in brown and black.