What's trending in ankle boots for 2022? Find out here or just shop Booty's gorgeous new season ankle boots now!
Ankle boots can be worn in dozens of unexpectedly stylish ways for almost any occasion in any season. You can pair ankle boots with almost anything - dresses, skirts, shorts, pants and jeans - making them a wardrobe must-have. Here are the 7 ankle boot trends that will taking us through 2022.
1. The ‘statement sole’ ankle boot
The Statement sole is without a doubt one of the strongest 2022 trends in ankle boots. Whether you choose a colourful or chunky sole, a pair of these will bring your wardrobe bang up-to-date. Coloured soles are the perfect way to bring a pop of colour to black outfits and tie in your favourite tops and accessories. Thicker soles are also excellent to add a few centimetres to your height without compromising on comfort. Not only that, they look good with skinny and slouchy fits, giving you lots of styling options. Make a statement with the Arche Fylozy or the Lidmill teal boot, or go subtle with the Arche Lomoko.
2. Combat Boots
If an ‘edgy’ ankle boot is what you’re after, nothing beats a combat boot. We’re seeing the return of the ‘lug sole’ lace-up combat boot this year, as well as classic combat styles. Soft flowy, flowery dresses beautifully balance the masculine vibe of military boots. Chunky, oversized knits with cropped jeans are a great way to elevate them too. Don’t let your age put you off this trend! See our tips on styling combat boots over 40. Tough but versatile, the new chunky styles we have from Lilimill, P448, and Unisa at Booty are pretty amazing.
3. Cut-out Ankle boots
Cut-out ankle boots are a perfect example of trans-seasonal shoes that will take you through the whole year. Although they seem like summer style shoes, their closed appearance means they will seamlessly transition into the cooler months. Cut-out ankle boots look great with bare ankles, another 2022 trend. All you have to do is to leave some naked space between your pants and boots! So switch up your classic ankle boots for a pair of cut-out ones like Verdura's fishnet ankle boot or the classic Arche Dato for a cool all-year-round look.
4. Rain boots
Rain boots are one of those functional wardrobe essentials that have always had a place in rainy London and snowy New York. Now in 2022 Australia, la Niña is bringing us plenty of drizzly days when we'd appreciate boots that stop our feet from feeling soggy! Naturally, the objective is to look like you're not wearing a rain boot - more like a fabulous boot you just happen to be wearing in the rain. Booty has some great rain ankle boots that totally fit the bill:
5. Western inspired ankle boots
Western-inspired ankle boots - or cowboy boots - have made a big comeback in the last couple of years, especially for summer. Celebrities are wearing them regularly with short dresses, beach coverups and even bikinis. Cowboy ankle boots are ideal for all seasons so you get the most out of them all year. From subtle versions like the Sempre Di ruched ankle boot to more traditional ones like the Felmini cowboy boot, western-inspired ankle boots are a perfect long-term investment. They’re never out of style and you can wear them with pretty much everything!
6. Slouchy boots
We didn’t think this ankle boot trend could make a return, but slouchy boots are back, with a fresh take of course! For Sydney’s laidback lifestyle and climate, you can forget Kim Kardashian’s thigh-high versions. One of our current favourite slouchy models is the kitten heel ankle boot like the Ivy Lee Penelope boot which looks great with a midi dress. Subtly slouchy ankle boots like Inuikki's Patchwork boot channel the trend and look perfect with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater.
7. Colourful Ankle Boots
Perhaps as a response to last year’s lockdowns, people have started wearing more bright colours. Colourful ankle boots can elevate just about every outfit – from classic picks like the shirt and jeans combo to black dresses and tailoring. They’re also a great option for all-black outfit addicts and lend themselves perfectly to colourful accessories. Stand out with Arche Lomage or, if you want to a safer go-to option, choose a more muted-toned ankle boot in a classic style like the Arche Comely boot.
Ankle Boots are for everyone
It’s fair to say that ankle-boots look awesome on everyone, all you need is to find the right pair. No matter your leg length or body shape, there are great ways to make ankle boots work for you. The good news is there are so many styles to choose from in Booty right now. Shop ankle boots online or come into the store and we’ll help find the perfect pair!