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Add These Affordable Wear-Anywhere Boots To Your Wardrobe ASAP

Strut your stuff without breaking the bank.

Let’s face it: Singapore will never be chilly enough for you to don winter boots. Even a knee-high leather pair is a stretch — especially when our wildly unpredictable weather goes from thunderstorm to scorching hot in mere minutes. Still, don’t be too quick to dismiss this family of footwear — ankle boots or booties are a good alternative.

From this season’s trendy metallic gold boots to Texas-inspired cowboy boots, we give you our show-stopping picks that also go easy on the pocket.

Gold leather ankle booties by Sam Edelman, S$191.23, via Shopbop
Be the life of the party with this pair of gold leather booties. They’ll add a touch of fun to almost any outfit.     Embroidered leather cowboy boots by Zara, S$199
Saddle up and head west with this pair of bright red cowboy booties. Complete the look with a pair of flare jeans, a white T-shirt, and a fringed jacket. Leather ankle boots with geometric heel by Mango, S$179
Don’t just play it safe with a pair of black booties. This one adds an interesting splash of colour with its pastel-hued perspex heel. Suede lace up boots by Topshop, S$196
Stay up-to-date with trends (we’re talking about Pantone’s Fall/Winter 2018 colour palette, the Crocus Petal) with these suede booties that come in a dreamy lavender hue. Chunky heel leather boots by Michael Michael Kors, S$311, via Farfetch
If you want a versatile pair that can be suitable for any occasion, try these caramel-coloured ones. Leather combat boots by Frye, S$379.72, via Shopbop
They are bold, they are strong, they are casual: a grungy pair of combat boots is always a favourite among shoe fashionistas. Add a little character by keeping them slightly dirty. Suede leather heeled boots by Twin-set, S$463, via Farfetch
Beat Monday blues with this smooth pair of blue leather boots. Dress them underneath a pair of flare pants for work, or flaunt them with a floral midi skirt for the weekend. High-heeled leather boots with scallop detail by Zara, S$179
This pair from Zara ends at your calves, which means they are just the right length to make a statement without being too loud, like their thigh-high cousins. Calf leather ankle boots with hardware detail by Senso, S$303, via Farfetch
A pair of low-heeled black ankle boots are always a fail-safe footwear option for any occasion. Wear them with a babydoll dress to emanate a rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Corduroy heeled booties by Miista, £210 (S$373)
Corduroy is not a material you would ordinarily wear in humid Singapore, but that doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to this fabric while you’re here. Incorporate it in your footwear instead, such as this stylish pair of booties. It embraces the idea of Fall and is a cooler alternative. Zebra-printed suede leather high heeled boots by Topshop, S$206
Explore your wild side with this bold pair of zebra-print high heel boots. Go all out (if you dare) by pairing it with an animal-printed shirt and pants. Pointed-toe ankle leather boots by Anna F., S$442, via Farfetch
Going for a Halloween party dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz? Let this stunning pair of vermilion red booties be your magical red shoes. Don’t forget to match it with a baby blue pinafore dress and a white puffed-shoulder top. Suede leather boots by Miista, £235 (S$417)
Meghan Markle was a ray of sunshine when she donned a yellow midi dress during an appearance with Prince Harry. If you’re hesitant to shine just as bright, try this pair of suede booties instead. They pop without being over-the-top. Python print ankle boots by Mango, S$129
Go bold with this pair of python print ankle boots, which add a perfect dose of texture to your outfit. Try them with a white shift dress to add depth to your overall look. Cowboy leather boots by Lucchese, US$355 (S$485)
If Maison Margiela’s western boots are over your budget, go for this pair that’s a similar and more affordable alternative.