The end of summer. It's a prospect that nobody is really looking forward to, but at least in fashion terms, the season of decay and darker days is a time of renewal! And after months of flimsy sandals and blistered feet, the return of the stately ankle boot can come as a very welcome development... 

We've scoured the shops to find five styles you'll do well to wear this autumn, and will be itching to pull on right away. Let's kick off with Kurt Geiger!

Kurt Geiger 'Swipe' ankle boots


I can't help but love the smooth lines and the clean-cut contours in these suede beauties, which will look very much the part with skinnies or close-cut skirts. But for those days when you need something a little more friendly on the feet, how about this classic cowboy-esque style from Ash, which is available and highly wearable right now: 

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Worn with a casual jeans and jumper combo or rocked on high-summer bare legs, these boots were made for wearing all year around, which is why I think it's worth splashing out that little bit extra for a well-made brand like Ash, This pair retails at £145 - extremely reasonable for such a versatile look that's crafted from top materials. Another beautiful and eminently wearable bootie along these style lines comes from mavens of quality, L.K Bennett: 

A little pricier at £245, they are nonetheless a style staple that will stand the test of time and trend. I love the perfect mid-beige colour that will no doubt only enhance with wear, and the stitched detailing on the front adds just a hint of Western style.