Spring may well be upon us, but that doesn't mean that your boots must be cast aside. It's certainly not warm enough in the UK to bare any skin just yet, and nothing is more chic right now than thick black tights and ankle boots.
During fashion week I saw many women pairing this type of shoe with voluminous dresses. The great thing about ankle boots is that although the heel is high, your ankle is more supported than it would be in strappy sandals.
On the Autumn catwalks, lace up boots were everywhere adding a Victorian feel to a look. For example, they were at Qasimi and Marc by Marc Jacobs. So why not get ahead of the game and start wearing lace up boots now? Kate Moss already has a Balmain pair.