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These Whimsical Ankle Boots Are On Zahra’s Fall Lust List

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Now that the October heat has faded and winter is slowly but surely setting in, it’s time to retire your strappy sandals and break out your collection of closed shoes, especially those ankle boots that have been in hibernation for almost a year. Yes, I know, living in Bombay we only experience a laughable version of cold weather, but hey, a fashion girl doesn’t need an excuse to break out a chic pair of boots, now does she?

But first things first — you need to take stock of what you have and what you need for the fall season. And if you’re in the market for a new pair of boots, allow me to introduce you to the kind I’m totally lusting after right now.

If you only buy one pair of ankle boots this season, make it a pair of velvet boots in rich jewel tones and sturdy block heels. The lush fabric is such a fresh take on boots this season. From crushed velvet to embossed vintage patterns, these delightfully decadent boots have tons of personality. Add a touch or more of embroidery, and you’ll have yourself a kitschy cocktail that’s equal parts unique and alluring.



Zara Beaded Velvet Ankle Boots


And the one pair of ankle boots that promise to turn heads right now are these gorgeous beaded boots from Zara. These won’t just complete any outfit perfectly, but also allow you to show off your rather fun side! These black velvet boots have insect-shaped beads embroidered all over the shoes (and heels too), and a pull-tab fastening with rings on the back. What’s more, the sturdy block heels mean that you can wear them with anything from a cocktail dress to skinny denims. Like red lipstick, they make every outfit feel special.

Just know that when you own a pair of boots this bold, you don’t have to work too hard to push the envelope with the rest of your outfit. Even last year’s denim and cashmere sweaters will feel completely new. So I suggest you wear these maximalist boots with beat-up blue jeans for the ultimate high-low mix. It’s the perfect way to make yourself feel like a modern-day Marie Antoinette, non?

SHOP NOW: Zara Beaded Velvet Ankle Boots (Rs 10,990)


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