Splurge vs. Steal: Attack of the Ankle Boots
Ankle boats: the latest ’80s-fashion flashback to hit the streets. Love ’em or hate ’em, they’re everywhere this fall, and they’re being paired with tight, skinny jeans and mid-thigh skirts with leggings. We found four pairs to drool over: two that might
Splurge: These Italian boots by Moschino have four-inch heels and feature a faux-wrap detail in the front. They don’t cheat you on the leather—you’ll find calfskin inside and out on this cute pair of kicks. They ring in at $600, so they’re definitely a splurge. Pick them up at Nordstrom.com.
Steal: Want a similar look with a friendlier price tag? Try this pair from Jessica Simpson Virginia. You won’t be getting as much leather—only the outside is 100 percent of the stuff—but the detailing is similar, right down to the buckle. The heels are 3½ inches, and there’s a zipper on the inside for easier on-and-off. Pick them up at Piperlime.com for $129.