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If you’re anything like us, we do love an ankle boot. They’re an absolute staple in every girl’s wardrobe. They’re versatile, they’re practical, and they’re just all-round winners.  It’s hard to choose a favourite but we reckon the good old Chelsea boot and the trusty Desert boot have a fight on their hands and winning the boot battle. And here’s why with a few of our nearest and dearest.

The Chelsea Boot

The iconic silhouette of the Chelsea boot has been around for a good few years now. It dates back to the Victorian era, where it was best known for a riding boot. In the ’60s, it was a major part of the mod scene. And today, it’s become a fashion icon and a wardrobe staple for us ladies. The tight-fitting ankle boot proves a winner with its simple yet chic silhouette.

dr martens chelsea boots in black and white

Talking of chic, Dr Martens do the Chelsea boot proud, hence the reason it’s a strong contender in the boot battle. With a whole lot of attitude, they really do like to stand for something. For the Fashionistas of today, the Tina Brogue Chelsea Kiltie is a hybrid style that will knock the socks off any boot in your wardrobe. Keeping all the trademark elements, the Bianca Chelsea Boot is a new wave of the timeless profile. Ladies, make a statement with this stunning white profile. It’ll add a little edge to your wardrobe this season.

The Desert Boot

So, the Desert boot has a lot to live up to in our book. But the Clarks Originals Desert Boot is the one. It defines everything a Desert boot should be. Designed in 1949 by Nathan Clark, this sleek silhouette has become a legend pretty quickly and holds a strong force in the boot battle. We instantly think they’re only for men as they were the first casual dress shoe of the ‘50s and were popular among the teddy boy era of the 60s and like the Chelsea boot, it’s become a legend among others.

clarks originals desert boot in taupe and green suede

But you know us ladies, we do like to borrow from the boys; with the brand’s signature rubber crepe sole joined with their premium suede – this one deserves a medal too. They’re a go-with-everything kinda boot and we’re certainly ok with that. The stylish dark green profile or versatile taupe suede will quickly become a much-loved silhouette to see you through the season and beyond.

Of course we’re going to get in on the trend too. If your looking for something a little simple, you can always rely on us. We’ve got our very own versions to add to your collection. Whether you choose the Prompt or the Nifty, you’re sure to gain a trusty new companion whilst rocking some serious style points.

schuh promt chelsea boot and nifty desert boot

So really, is there a winner? Whatever you decide, we know you’ll love it.

Shop the rest of our women’s ankle boots here.