In all honesty, ankle boots are probably my least favorite style of women’s footwear.
It’s not that I dislike ankle boots for what they are, it’s more that I dislike how they’re worn — which is often in the most unflattering way possible.
I blame the media. Okay, that’s a cop out, and technically, I am part of the media, so I guess that statement needs a little clarification.
What I mean to say is that what we see on the runways and in fashion magazines does not always translate well for our own bodies and lives.
For example, ankle boots with cropped leggings or shorter tights is a definite “don’t” for women who have shapely calves. Even women who are on the thin side have to be careful as the combination seems to chop inches off your height while adding bulk to your legs.