Must Have Now: Metallic Ankle Boots

My new pair from Topshop. 

My new pair from Topshop. 

I've been searching for the perfect pair of metallic ankle boots for over a year. If that seems excessive, I think so, too. But, first, I imagined metallic ankle boots without having actually seen a pair. This is a common approach of mine. Dream it. Then find it. As a personal stylist for women, I do this for my clients, too. That's part of the fun of the job. 

My theory was that metallic ankle boots would be an amazing neutral. After all, you've likely heard me champion mixed metals for a couple of years now. Metallic ankle boots seemed like the ideal completion of an outfit with metal accessories. To be true to my personal style, I have been looking for a pair that are show stoppers, but not too over the top, reasonably priced (because this is an experiment) AND had a heel height lower than 3 1/2 inches. That's a tall order.

I finally found a pair from the UK and ordered! While waiting on those, I discovered Topshop's latest version has a lower heel height! Success! Here's what I've learned: metallic boots are a MUST HAVE. They go with everything. With this in mind, I want to help YOU find your perfect pair. So, below you'll find a gallery of some of my favorite metallic ankle boots available now. Keep your eyes peeled, you'll certainly see more options in the coming months. Enjoy!

P.S. Not sure what to wear these with? A future blog post will explain it all!

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Dune Pebble Pewter Metallic Block Heeled Ankle Boots. ASOS. $185.

Dune Pebble Pewter Metallic Block Heeled Ankle Boots. ASOS. $185.

Seychelles Lucky Penny Booties. Available in three colors. Anthropologie. $140-148. 

Seychelles Lucky Penny Booties. Available in three colors. Anthropologie. $140-148. 

Hudson London Silver Lizard Reine Ankle Boot. ASOS. $261.

Hudson London Silver Lizard Reine Ankle Boot. ASOS. $261.

Jeffrey Campbell'Taggart' Cutout Bootie. Available in multiple colors. Nordstrom. $179.

Jeffrey Campbell'Taggart' Cutout Bootie. Available in multiple colors. Nordstrom. $179.

SAINT LAURENTMetallic "Fetish" Ankle Boots. Barneys Warehouse. Was: $1,095. Now: $439.

SAINT LAURENTMetallic "Fetish" Ankle Boots. Barneys Warehouse. Was: $1,095. Now: $439.

Miss Selfridge Jacquard Heeled Ankle Boot. ASOS. $120.

Miss Selfridge Jacquard Heeled Ankle Boot. ASOS. $120.

Charles DavidCharla Bootie. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $279 Now: $169.

Charles DavidCharla Bootie. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $279 Now: $169.

Balenciaga'All Time Mirror Effect' Pointy Toe Bootie. Nordstrom. $755. 

Balenciaga'All Time Mirror Effect' Pointy Toe Bootie. Nordstrom. $755. 

Free People'Cecile' Block Heel Bootie. Nordstrom. $168.

Free People'Cecile' Block Heel Bootie. Nordstrom. $168.

Dune Wide Fit Pebble Pewter Leather Heeled Ankle Boots. ASOS. $185.

Dune Wide Fit Pebble Pewter Leather Heeled Ankle Boots. ASOS. $185.

United Nude Collection'Jacky' Pointy Toe Bootie . Nordstrom. Was: $289 Now: $173.

United Nude Collection'Jacky' Pointy Toe Bootie . Nordstrom. Was: $289 Now: $173.

Barnaby Heeled Boot. Topshop. $65.

Barnaby Heeled Boot. Topshop. $65.

Maria' Chelsea Block Heel Boot. Nordstrom. $150

Maria' Chelsea Block Heel Boot. Nordstrom. $150

BC FootwearCrowd Chunky Ankle Boot. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $110. Now: $69. 

BC FootwearCrowd Chunky Ankle Boot. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $110. Now: $69. 

Lost Ink Aimon Silver Metallic Heeled Ankle Boots. ASOS. $64.

Lost Ink Aimon Silver Metallic Heeled Ankle Boots. ASOS. $64.

Jeffrey Campbell Franco Booties. (They are velvet!) Jeffrey Campbell. $130.

Jeffrey Campbell Franco Booties. (They are velvet!) Jeffrey Campbell. $130.

MARSÈLLPoint-Toe Chelsea Boots. Barneys Warehouse. Was: $849. Now: $349.

MARSÈLLPoint-Toe Chelsea Boots. Barneys Warehouse. Was: $849. Now: $349.

Terry de Havilland Pixie Silver Heeled Ankle Boots. ASOS. $225.

Terry de Havilland Pixie Silver Heeled Ankle Boots. ASOS. $225.