Adorned Black Ankle Boots

Adorned Black Ankle Boots

Embellished, studded, buckled, studded and buckled... The adorned black ankle boot trend is here to last. And why would it not I ask you? Perfect with dresses, skirts, and skinny trousers or denim alike, quirky, rocknrolla' and with just enough heel to take you from school to your evening commute. Bottom line, every mum needs a pair of those. It's part of our survival kit. So whatever new trends come our way, I bet you we will still continue to wear those boots on days when half awake we need to rush to school or the office (or both), the weather is miserable outside and we are not in the mood to be fancy. Adorned ankle boots are like take away pizzas on a Wednesday evening. Every once in a while (and more often than not) you need them to live another day.
So, in light of the obvious, ie if you don't own a pair yet, you have to act now, what are the options?
I will start with my personal favourites. The Sophia Webster Karina Butterfly.
 Sophia Webster Karina Butterfly Boots

Sophia Webster Karina Butterfly Boots

Why do I like them so much? They are not too round or too pointy, the heel is exactly the right height for running around, they are comfortable, and obviously the studded rose gold butterfly adds a girly design, breaking off the rather masculine effect of black ankle boots. At £495, they are clearly not cheap though. If you are still tempted, you can buy from the usual suspect online luxury shops (Matches, Net-a-Porter) or better still, direct from Sophia Webster. They fit a bit tight so you will likely need a half size up.

Beyond those beauties, I have been eyeing the Chloe Susanna (below on the left) for a while now but have concluded that a) £900 for a few studs and buckles, who are they kidding?! and b) as gorgeous as they are, I am a bit sick of seeing every single fashion blogger wearing them. But an alternative could be those dupes from Office (Lucky Charm boots) at £82?

I have also been intrigued by the Toga 'Pulla' (below on the left) but even though they are more reasonably priced than the Chloe (and cheaper than the Sophia Webster) at £325, they are a bit cowboy overkill for me and I don't think I would be able to wear them at work. And they have almost perfect copies at Asos (Asos Ryder) at £65...

There is also the Anine Bing 'Charlie' boots option (which in the UK can be found on Farfetch) but still at a steep £575...

 Annine Bing 'Charlie' Boots

Annine Bing 'Charlie' Boots

Otherwise, in the original high street range, I really like the star ones from Zara (£55.99), the Mango Premium (£62.50) or the Ash Laslo (£219). 

And finally, if I didn't have to care about money, I would obviously get the Givenchy. They're absolute stunners. And they will definitely be THE ankle boots of the season. But dear oh me, at nearly £1,000, I will also definitely have to pass...

 Givenchy

Givenchy

 The Hackney Marshes and Lee Valley

The Hackney Marshes and Lee Valley