If uncovered ankles are a sign of sex appeal, then covered ankles need some help catching up. What better way to add some sugar and spice to covered ankles than with a stylish, sassy pair of ankle boots?
Ankle booties, anyone?
A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle (ankle boots), while some boots cover some or part of the lower calf (cowboy boots), the knees (knee-high boots) and a portion of the thigh (thigh-high boots). Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece.
Boots have their roots as practical shoes, that over time, have joined the world of style and fashion! Impractical fashion – never humdrum or boring!
Let’s give a shout out and a hoot to the fabulous ankle boot!
Fashionable boots for women may exhibit all variations seen in other fashion footwear; tapered or spike heels, platform soles, pointed toes, zipper closure, shoelaces, etc.
How to Wear Ankle Boots Well:
- With straight-legged jeans where the hem of the pants are tucked into the boots.
- With mini-skirts, pencil skirts, all skirts.
- With maxi dresses and regular length dresses.
- With bare legs.
- With opaque stockings or nylons.
- With casual or dressy clothing.
- With capris or shorts.
- With thick socks that are worn beyond the top of the boot (often with jeans).
Ankle boots for every day of the week; every color in your wardrobe!
Boot Fun Fact: Early boots consisted of separate leggings, soles and uppers worn together to provide greater ankle protection than shoes or sandals. Around 1000 BC, these components were more permanently joined to form a single unit that covered the feet and lower leg, often up to the knee.
A type of soft leather ankle boots were worn by nomads in eastern Asia, and carried to China and India and Russia around 1200 to 1500 AD by Mongol invaders.
Invade the fashion scene in style and walk a mile in alluring ankle boots!
Modern boots are made from a variety of materials, including leather, suede, patent leather, cowhide and oxhide. Mix and match the materials of your boots with the materials of your garments for a symmetrical, put together look (suede pants – suede ankle boots; patent leather jacket – patent leather ankle boots).
Shake, shake, shake that bootie! That ankle bootie!
Bovver boots, Doc Martens boots and army boots were adopted by skinheads and punks as their typical dress and have migrated to more mainstream fashion, including women’s wear. As a more rugged alternative to dress shoes, dress boots may be worn.
Boot Fun Idioms:
- To “die with one’s boots on” means to die while one is actively involved in work or to go down fighting. This term was made popular in Wild West movies.
- Boot Camp: A colloquial term for the initial recruit training of a new recruit enlisting in a military organization or armed force. In this context, a “boot” is a recruit.
- To “give one the boot” means to kick one out (of a job, a club, etc.) or expel one, either literally or figuratively.
- To “put the boot in” is an idiom for inflicting violence on someone.
- To “shake/quake in one’s boots” means to be very frightened, mostly used in sarcasm.
- Wearing “seven-league boots” references a classic children’s fairly tale and indicates that a person or company can cover great distances in a single stride.
Ride the beautiful boot train and give your feet a kick!
High heels, wedge heels, platforms, stilettos or flats, a vogue pair of ankle boots is truly all that (and then some)!
Boot Fun Fact: Some boots have a tab, loop or handle at the top known as a bootstrap, allowing one to use fingers or a tool (shoe horn) to provide better leverage in getting the boots on and off. The figurative use “to pull one’s self up by one’s bootstraps” as in the ability to perform a difficult task without external help, developed in the 19th century in U.S. English.
So many slang terms for boots, so many types of boots.
Boot scoot boogie on out for a pair of fine ankle boots!
Love the boots and chains. Imagine wearing the black boots and chains with a little black dress and a fancy gold head chain. Edgy and chic rolled into one!
Be the bomb in a fabulous pair of ankle boots!
Artistic, authentic, awesome, adorable ankle boots.
“I love the boots, but they’re a little high.”
“They’re made that way, to hug the thigh.”
“There’s a time and place for that much shoe.”
“For a fashion diva, any shoe will do.”
“With your longer skirt a short boot will look fab.”
“I’ll go with my sexy ankle boots. They never look drab!”
Strut in fabulous fashion, never drabulous, in a daring but sensual ankle boot.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846