Ankle boots are so versatile, a good pair can complement almost any outfit. A few tips when you have big feet – stick to darker colours, avoid shiny finishes and go for a lower-cut. Also, if you can find styles which have a two-tone or colour-block pattern all the better as it breaks up the foot. Zo and I love to cuff our jeans and leave a sliver of skin above the boot – also quite handy if you struggle to find jeans long enough (check out our Top 5 Skinny jeans). We have searched high and low for beautiful ankle boots which go up to a size 9 and here are our Top 5. Click on the links to shop.
HøF Top 5
Ted & Muffy, £170 – a relatively under-the-radar footwear brand with a wonderful selection of ankle boots. Not only do they make boots up to a size 9 but they also offer three width choices, which we think is rather nice of them. The two tone black and metallic Buell are our favourites and they are definitely on the HøF Christmas wish list. The low cut is flattering on long legs and the two tone makes feet look smaller. Win, win.
Russell & Bromley, £175 – the perfect relaxed, slouchy boots for day-to-day streetwear. They look great styled with a mini skirt, opaque tights and chunky knit.
Biden, £119 – Zo has a pair of these Zip Low Heel Boots in khaki. Boden has come up trumps this year with their selection of boots, and the low heel version is perfect for us tall girls. The largest size is a 42, which fit Zoe perfectly but are a little snug on my size 9s, so just bear this in mind if you are a UK 9+. They are cut very low which works well with both skinnies and bootcut jeans – all round a great everyday boot!
L.K.Bennett, £250 – classic suede ankle boots. Han has a pair of these – they are comfortable, high quality and hard-wearing. They come in a range of colours too including grey and navy. Do spray them with rain protector before you wear them and brush them with a suede brush once in a while when dry.
J.Crew, £248 – if you’re looking for a pair of Chelsea boots, these are worth a look in. J.Crew is at the high end of high street when it comes to cost but they rate highly on HøF’s scale when it comes to cost per wear. The quality is always good and they look after us tall girls. Try styling with boyfriend / wide leg styles – play around and you will be pleasantly surprised. Not so good with shorter skirts as Chelsea boots can make long legs looks like golf clubs.