My School Gate Style Autumn Must Have Number 3 is the trusty ankle boot.
|Green Suede - Dune - £110|
There is no better transitional shoe out there than the ankle boot. As someone who suffers with cold feet, I have to get into boots & socks early in the season - I find by mid-September, pumps are just not cutting the mustard. What's great about ankle boots is that you can wear them all winter long and into spring too so they represent great value per wear.
|M&S (also available in black) - £49.50|
How to wear them? Easiest is with skinny jeans - either with the jeans tucked in or pulled over. They can also be worn under longer bootleg jeans (remember that the heel must be hidden!) with maxi skirts (again boots should be hidden) or with cute short tea dresses and opaque tights.
|Bertie - £110|
On this blog post from last week, I shared my favourite brown ankle boots so on this post I'm sharing mostly black ones. I'm not a fan of tan/stone ankle boots for mostly practical reasons and also because I feel they shorten the leg a bit more than a dark boot does.
|Blingtastic! Zara - £69.99|
|Loving these in black as well as brown M&S - £59|
I struggled to find totally flat boots that I liked in the stores this week - these next two are about as flat as I can find. But remember, even a small heel will elongate the legs!
|Bertie - £110|
|Oasis (also available in tan) £68|
Remember, this week and next, I'm looking for photos of your School Gate Style. Take a picture of what you wore & email to email@example.com for a chance to win some Neal's Yard organic body products.
Hope this week is going well for all the mums out there - see you tomorrow for my Number 4 Autumn Must Have! x