10 best ankle boots for autumn

From wear-with-everything Chelsea boots to leopard print lace-ups, here’s versatile  footwear to see you through  the transitional weeks

The weather might be less-than-summery but the cooler days and nights are a perfect excuse to swap your summer sandals for some practical but stylish boots.

This little lot are all super-versatile, won’t hurt your feet, and between them cover all of the trends for autumn and winter 2014. From New Look’s good-value chunky black pair for under £30 up to Lama Peach’s cool customisable Taryn boots (£270), there’s something for all budgets too.  

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Verdict:

If you don’t want to spend too much and you’re not quite ready to encase your feet just yet, go for River Island’s cut-out boots. For a pair that won’t date and you can walk miles in, our pick is Clarks' Mariella Busby, classic Chelsea boots. Or if you’re looking to splash out on something you won’t see on every high street, check out Seven Boot Lane’s super-cool, limited-edition pieces.

Buy now

1. Clarks Mariella Busby, £79.99

2. Shellys London Campalto Grey Wedge Ankle Boots, £80 

3. Office Lace Up Leopard Pony Effect, £75

4. M&S Limited Edition Pointed Toe Block Heel Ankle Strap, £45

5. Aldo Orphillia , £80

6. New Look , £29.99 

7. River island Black Jennie, £35

8. Lama Peach Taryn , £270

9. Asos: As Good As Gold Wide Fit, £48

10. Seven Boot Lane Charlotte, Grey Suede, Seven Boot Lane , £175

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