alexander-mcqueen-boots.pngAnkle boot season seems to be coming early this year, as is evident by the shoes we've been wearing in the office this week - so we're starting to look at the pre-fall collections and are already ogling at the gorgeous cropped booties springing from the fertile imaginations of our favourite designers. This style is from Alexander McQueen, and we love the arrangement of the gold toned studs, which cluster to make up a little heart on each toe.

The delicate studs continue all around the soles of the boots, which have a subtly curved 'banana' heel that gives them that distinctive, designer appeal. Priced at £685 over at Net-a-Porter, they're a seriously special purchase that would certainly make your (real) heart leap.

We'd love to see these boots teamed with black and red daywear or finishing off a jazzy cocktail ensemble. the low-cropped tops make them ideal for wearing on bare legs or with skirts of any length, as well as with trousers. How horribly tempting!