thakoon-ankle-boots.jpgThakoon have got the tactile velvet, brilliant blue boots combination just right with this pair of velvet ankle boots. The substance of the tree-trunk heel is tempered by the flat and pointed toes, which makes them sturdy without looking remotely ungainly or clonky.

We love the way the velet has been worked around the ankle section to form a decorative strap: just enough detail to create interest and style. They'd look simply amazing worn on bare legs and a strong coloured dress, or even with neat-cut designer jeans.

For a more affordable alternative, try Topshop's 'Adore' which retails at £62

£520 at Net-a-Porter