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How to wear ankle boots

The time has come to stow away your summer sandals and peep-toe shoes. Ankle boots are the essential autumn staple and are a chic addition to any wardrobe. These versatile booties are so on trend this changing season and can be styled with almost any outfit, you just need the know-how. Whether it’s leather or suede, buckled or printed, heels or flats there’s a style to suit every foot. This post will explore how to choose the best leg wear that compliments the ankle boot, assist in choosing the right ankle boots for the right occasion and celebrate our new autumn trends. Scroll for inspiration, along with our shoppable hot picks. 

Styling ankle boots with skinny jeans 

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The universally loved skinny jean has a place in every wardrobe and can be worked with an array of different styled boots. If you prefer a boot with a taller shaft like our Bettiah range, these look best tucked in – this elevates the boot and makes the leg look ultra slim. A boot with a  lower shaft, however, works untucked or cuffed. The trick with a lower shaft boot, like our Ableist range, is to keep your ankle shown – showing a little skin can remove any fear of your legs looking stumpy. Try rolling or double cuffing your jeans for a cute and casual daytime look. We want to avoid baggage at the bottom, so if your skinny won’t tuck, don’t force it. 

High heel block boots work with anything, our staple favourites are Lotus black leather.  Introducing a smart blazer for a formal look that works well at the office, while a leather or casual jacket complements a more relaxed style. 

Styling ankle boots with the straight Leg 

Cool yet casual, the straight leg jean is the ultimate leg elongator and works well extended over the boot. This look is made for exploring the city streets, whether you’re shopping until you drop or partying the night away. The straight leg works with an array of styles; the perfect excuse to get experimenting in a full length mirror. 

Go wild 

Snake things up this autumn – we’re absolutely loving snakeskin and alternative patterns for a step away from our same old black boots. Not only do they make a statement but they make choosing an outfit super easy; you can just let the boots do the talking. Dare to be wild with the Loona Monochrome boots, they come in an array of different prints such as zebra and tiger. If you’re not feeling ready to make a bold statement, Loona black mini leopard suede boots are a perfect way to introduce a pop of personality.  

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Styling ankle boots with the bootcut 

The bootcut has been styled for decades, it is all about the length. We love a long bootcut paired with heeled pointed boots, a dressy stiletto heel adds a touch of class, while a boot with a thicker heel can be worn all day and night, Kelli Black Leather ankle boots provide style and comfort. Zazie Red-Leopard calf hair ankle boots have a stunning close fitting and are a lot more versatile than you may think – they are at the top of our autumn wish list!  

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Styling ankle boots with leggings

Leggings are not only the comfiest of clothing, but are perfect tucked into your favourite boots. They create a seamless elongated leg line, which sometimes can’t be achieved with even the skinniest of jeans. Want to take this look from day to night? Faux leather leggings are a sophisticated alternative that can transform your outfit in a matter of minutes. 

Styling ankle boots with dresses & Skirts 

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Just because the cooler weather is on the horizon, you don’t need to ditch your skirts and dresses! Update your wardrobe and take your sassy summer slip skirt to fall by pairing it with a sleek pair of pointed boots; minimal effort, elegant standards. Ankle boots styled with a swing dress or skirt give girls a casual boho vibe that is fun for festivals and concerts, our favourites are Adali Khaki Porvair and Nurela Black Leather. Be bold; you can totally wear cool leather boots with a delicate floral dress; these add a little edge to even the most feminine looks. 

Work styling 

Western heels and Chelsea boots such as Colina Black Leather, smarten an outfit and are perfect for work; introduce layers such as jackets, knitwear and tights when the leaves start to fall, this will take your outfit to another level of style. Ankle boots and midi-length hemlines are the perfect combination of elegant and chic. When the weather starts to take a turn, finish your look off with a trench and tousled up-do. 

Ultimately, ankle boots are your best friend. Through high pressured office meetings, relaxed casual lunches or cocktails with the girls; the trick is finding the right friend for you. 

Shop the ankle boot trend 

For on-trend pieces, browse our autumn arrivals. These ankle boots are easy to wear, contour your feet perfectly and are sure to make heads turn. Which one will you be adding to your wardrobe this season? 

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animal boot


Moda at the National Television Awards 2019

Awards season is well and truly here, and we’ve already spotted two celebrities rocking a pair of Moda in Pelle heels as they walk the red carpet. In traditional English fashion, that carpet was dusted with snow and a freezing cold January night probably isn’t quite the same vibe as a balmy evening at Cannes, but television’s brightest stars still shone bright (and probably shivered) at the National Television Awards 2019. Our faves like Holly Willougby, Caroline Flack and Rochelle Humes put their best foot forward in stunning gowns, but for us the best-dressed of the night were the girls in Moda in Pelle heels!

New Years Eve Party Footwear: Our Top 5 Picks

If there ever was an excuse to treat yourself to new footwear, it’s the festive season!

December brings with it a multitude of events, packing our social calendars full of everything from work Christmas parties and black tie events to family get-togethers, and dinners and cocktails with friends. And, of course, New Year’s Eve is waiting for us just on the horizon.

However you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve, we believe in starting as we mean to go on – in fantastic footwear! A great pair of heels is perfect for instantly elevating any NYE outfit, taking your look to new heights and ensuring you see in 2019 in true style.

Here are five New Year’s Eve worthy occasion heels that are top of our Christmas lists this year…

Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2018: What You Need To Know

November 8th saw the annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show, bringing with it a beautiful visual extravaganza.

This famous catwalk spectacular features models such as Barbara Palvin, Toni Garrn and Shanina Shaik, alongside Victoria Secret Angel favourites Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid.

Each year the show has a theme and always manages to make huge waves in the world of fashion and popular culture. But, what fashion accessory and footwear style tips can we take from this year’s Victoria Secret show?

Date Night Style Guide: What To Wear On Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day!

Whether you’re heading out on a first date with someone new, being whisked away for a 5* meal with your partner, or you’re embracing girl power on a ladies night out, Valentine’s is the perfect occasion to get dressed up and celebrate all things love.

The tricky part can often be what to wear.

From the relaxed to the formal, here at Moda in Pelle we’ve put together some of our favourite Valentine’s date night looks – so whatever you’re doing, you can be sure to do it in true style.

A cinema and food date

The tried and tested cinema and food combination! It’s a Valentine’s classic. You really do get the best of both worlds with this date; a chance for a chat and some time to relax watch a film together.

When it comes to what to wear, the key thing is to be practical. While style is, of course, at the forefront of your mind, you also need to consider that you’ll be sitting in one spot for a couple of hours. An ultra-tight bodycon skirt may quickly become uncomfortable!

A relaxed fit dress with tights and boots is a great option for a casual cinema date. Opt for an ankle boot with a slight block heel in a rich shade to keep the look fashion forward.


Besti Burgundy Leather Boot

A Bowling Trip

A bowling date is a perfect option if you’re looking for a relaxed way to get to know someone a little better. It is laid back and opens up easy opportunities for light and fun conversation.

If you’re heading out on a bowling date this Valentine’s day, keep your outfit casual. Practicality is again important here – you need to be able to move easily and impress with your striking skills! Jeans, high-top trainers and a fun tee or logo sweater are great for keeping comfortable and stylish while embracing the ever fashionable sports-luxe trend.

Argentio Light Pink Leather High-Top Trainers


A Sophisticated Dinner

If you’re being whisked away for a fancy meal this Valentine’s Day, take advantage of the opportunity to get a little dressed up. A dress, or a pretty blouse and skirt combo, is perfect for nailing Valentine’s dinner chic. Look out for pretty florals, romantic ruffles and sophisticated lace to keep the look seasonal and on-trend.

When it comes to footwear, a low stiletto is perfect for adding a touch of class to your look. Choose a pair of metallic rose gold heels for a fashionably elegant option.

Carmani Rose Gold Metallic Heel


Night Out With The Girls

Perhaps you’re celebrating singledom this Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you’re just using the event as an excuse for a girls night out? Either way, you need a pair of shoes to match the occasion!

A night out calls for a pair of killer heels, and if you’re looking to make a statement you won’t get much better than the stunning Ilari Suede Heels. With their classic court style set on an exquisite gemstone embellished metal filigree heel, these shoes will ensure all eyes are on you on the big night out. Opt for a sophisticated nude shade, team with your favourite glitzy little black dress, and finish the look with the matching Ilaribag Nude Suede Clutch for a Valentine’s ready evening look.

Ilari Nude Suede Heels


Whether you’re heading out to paint the town red or you have a more low-key evening planned, ensure you look your best this Valentine’s Day with a selection of ladies shoes, heels and boots from Moda in Pelle.

Step Back In Time: The 90s Shoe Trends That You’ll Fall In Love With All Over Again

Any fashionista will understand that trends can change as quickly as the seasons, and keeping at the forefront in terms of style can be tricky business.

However, we also know that all good trends tend to repeat themselves. Designers take inspirations from years gone by, and the styles that we thought we’d seen the back of ten or twenty years ago can resurface in the blink of an eye!

Over the last couple of years there is one era that has made it’s way quite firmly back into the limelight. Yep, we’re talking about the good old 90s! Footwear is taking a step back a couple of decades, with some key 90s trends once again becoming style staples.

From Spice Girls inspired platforms to military chic boots, we’re taking a look at all the greatest 90s footwear trends that are still making a huge impression today.


Sports luxe

From shell suits to branded sweaters, the sports trend of the 90s offered a haven for fans of a more casual style. With laid back, athletic inspired looks once again enjoying their moment in the spotlight, it’s nothing but good news for those who favour a more comfortable shoe.

We are, of course, talking about trainers. As the kings of the comfortable footwear world, trainers are perfect for daily wear — and we’re pleased to tell you comfort doesn’t have to mean a compromise on style!

The modern sports luxe trend is ideal for those wanting a comfortable, relaxed, yet on-trend look. This trend takes 80s and 90s styles and gives them a modern twist, with sleeker designs and contemporary detailing.

The Ami White Leather Trainers are our first port of call when creating a modern day sports inspired ensemble. With their slightly raised sole and feminine embroidered design, these ladies trainers are all you need to embrace sports luxe à la 2017. Choose from classic white trainers for a traditional look, or make a statement with eye catching gold fabric options.



Girl Power reached a whole new level throughout the 90s — and so did our footwear! Bigger was most definitely better, with platform shoes an absolute must in the footwear collection of any fashionable lady.

Of all the 90s trends that have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, platforms were probably the most unexpected — but we can’t say we’re complaining! Platforms represent today much of what they did back in the 90s; they are, quite simply, fun!

Add a high-fashion yet playful edge to your modern day look with platform shoes or slab trainers — we love the stunning Astai Grey Satin Flatform Trainers. The slip on style, elasticated panels and padding means you get the best of both worlds: elevation, with a design that will actually remain comfortable all day (or night!) long. Throw in a metallic finish and eye catching embellishments and you have yourself a platform shoe fit for any modern day footwear addict!


Retro high tops

Now, we may be cheating just a little bit here, as next up is a trend that has never really gone out of style — classic high tops!

High top trainers burst onto the scene in the 60s, and have firmly cemented their place as a classic option for casual footwear lovers ever since. In the 90s retro high top trainers came into their own, worn with ultra relaxed ‘mum jeans’, simple tees and flannel check shirts for a laid back take on a daily look.

This classic look guarantees to make just as much of an impression today as it did 20 years ago. Opt for a high quality leather pair of high tops such as the Argentias Navy Leather Trainers, and team with a tee and 90s inspired denim to nail off-duty chic.

Military boots

In between the fun of the Spice Girls and the sporty styles that took the 90s by storm, edgier, grungier looks also enjoyed a moment. Combat boots were an essential in the wardrobe of any 90s fashionista, and this statement style is now also a firm favourite in 2017.

Add a little edge to your look with the Brandi Khaki Nubuck Boots. With their metal eyelet detailing and military chic shade, these flat boots are ideal for stepping up any outfit. Team yours with jeans and a shirt to emulate the chilled out vibe of the 90s, or pair with a pretty floral dress for a cool juxtaposition of styles.

Whether you’re looking to keep firmly on top of all the latest trends, or you’re looking for more of a timeless style, at Moda in Pelle we offer a fantastic collection of women’s shoes that you’re sure to fall head over heels in love with. Explore the full collection of ladies shoes, boots and sandals to discover your new go-to pair.

Top up your Tan

You heard it here first – tan is the new black. This gorgeous, rustic shade is flattering on every skin tone, and perfect for autumn/winter. Tan leather makes us think of autumn leaves, bonfire night and fireside glow –  We have a huge range of tan shoes this season, from smart workwear flats to knee-high boots – here are just a few of our favourite tan boots, paired with some quality blue denim and a range of gorgeous coats to give you an idea of how to wear this season’s hottest shade.



Stunning and Studded

Tell us about it, stud. We’re embracing elegance with an edge this autumn, with metallic studding details on everything from boots to ballet pumps. It’s a fantastic way to bring a little touch of biker-girl chic into your wardrobe without going all-out – but we think any of these gorgeous styles would look oh-so-effortlessly cool paired with a leather jacket, dressed down denim and a messy bun. Copy off-duty style heroes like Fearne Cotton with her beach-waved bob, or Diane Kruger’s shabby chic outfits.

The luxe leisurewear trend is only getting bigger – think your comfiest trainers, crafted from soft leather with fashion-forward accents – so combining studs and leisure luxe? You better believe we’re all over it. For a style that’s comfy, cool and oh-so-chic, you can’t go wrong with Arni. Crafted on a classic trainer base with extra padding for total comfort, Arni features a metal studded upper for eye-catching off-duty style.

For classic styling with a modern Moda twist, you can’t go wrong with Natalio, one of our new firm favourites. This timeless Chelsea boot is made in Italy, and whether you choose black or burgundy leather, the studded detailing will ensure you’re bang on trend without even trying.

 In gorgeous warm autumn shades, our studded collection is just to die for. Stylish workwear heroes like Felda combine a cute studded sole with shiny crocodile-effect leather, while Izziebag is sure to become your go-to grab bag for carrying your essentials. We love the stunning embellished detailing in waves, complimenting the chainlink carry handles.

Ready to rock a studded style? Shop our new in autumn/winter collection now!