This just might be the sexiest little “sock” I have ever seen. Covered black lace that whispers over the foot and screams femininity, Bottega Veneta’s ankle boot almost looks too fragile to be a shoe. So delicate, in fact, I’m afraid I might break the lace with one wrong move – or one sharp fingernail as I pull them on – but it looks so incredible encasing the foot, it’s worth the dainty effort.
Extra-soft leather with a nuanced overlay that references Edwardian drama, this is as beautifully ladylike as an ankle boot can be. A somewhat bold back zipper and patent-leather heel shows off your confidence. Just don’t show it off stomping down the street. An amazing shoe like this is surely only meant for the car and valet parking. Take some notes from ladies of Victoriana and tread lightly – and check weather reports! At Saks Fifth Avenue for $890.
Pair with: Such effeminate boots can stand a menswear-inspired jacket. Peter Pilotto’s “Serge” coat, a double-breasted, wool-blend of cream and black has intricate cuts at the collar to mimic the elaborateness of lace. On Net-a-Porter for $2,440.