Attention all '90s fans: the velvet trend is officially back, and it's perfect to wear on your feet. This is especially great news for someone like me, who held onto her red tufted spaghetti strap dress about five Christmases too long. And knowing where to buy velvet ankle boots — an especially popular nostalgic footwear trend on Pinterest — is sure to help boost your wardrobe. Now all we need to do is bring back the neon inflatable furniture sets, and I'll confidently be able to say that I'm thrilled about where the online shopping market is headed.
I've always been really into ankle boots because I find them to be a quick and easy way to finish off any outfit, and as someone who loves to go casual in a dress or give a formal spin to jeans, they suit absolutely all my footwear needs. Now that they're paired with velvet, however, ankle boots are virtually unstoppable.
Whether you're into that shimmery, blatantly-velvet look or a more subdued style that's combined with suede, the good news is that online stores are going nuts with this trend. That means you've got tons of different designs to choose from, and all of them will give your feet a modern yet comfortingly nostalgic style this winter.
1These Awesome Everyday Booties For Work Or Nighttime
With its classic fit and soft velvet material, these ELLIJAH heeled ankle boots are an awesome everyday shoe this winter. They have a low block heel and a back zipper for convenient wear, and their subtle design ensures that you can wear them to work or out to the bar and they'll compliment any outfit.
2This Gorgeous Combination Of Victorian And Modern
These epic Steve Madden Evolved booties took their inspiration from Victorian silhouettes with its high-ankle cut and laces. That being said, the zipper, almond toe, and square heel give these a modern touch that compliments any outfit, and the lush velvet material is insanely in right now.
3Nubuck And Velvet Combo For A Classic Boot
These Latasa Fashion velvet ankle-high boots are my personal favorite, because they're both fashionable and subtly classy. They're made with a combination of nubuck and velvet for a toned-down look, and reviewers say that they're both super soft and very comfortable, so you can pair them with any occasion.
4This Vintage-Mod Pair For A Bold Look This Season
These velvet heeled booties from Express are both vintage and mod for a look that goes with just about anything. They come in two bold colors (wine and silvery gray), and reviewers are saying things like, "These booties are so beautiful and great quality! I bought the magenta and I am going to buy the other color... Perfect fit with socks!"
5A Pointed Toe And Thin Heel For A Unique Twist
With their thin heel, pointed toe, and lace-up front, these Carvela Glen velvet heeled ankle boots are a must-have this season. They have a side zipper for convenience, and the velvety material can be wiped clean with a wet cloth for easy maintenance once the snow plows break out the salt.
6These Super Cozy Velvet Boots For Tons Of Warmth
Who says booties need to be formal? These epic Susanny winter snow boots have the velvet look that everyone's flipping over alongside a low-platform design and chunky style. They're lined with artificial wool for extreme warmth, and they come in five different colors to match any look.
7Extremely Comfortable And Unbelievably Stylish
Made from a combination of goat suede and stretchable velvet, these ECCO Alicante Shootie boots are extremely comfortable and unbelievably stylish. They have a full leather lining that effortlessly glides against your foot, and the pointed toe and manageable 2 and 3/4 heel makes these a gorgeous fit for day or night looks.
8These Doc Martins With A Velvet Twist
Another flat option for those against heels, the Dr. Martens Page boot has the quintessential lacing, the durable welted construction, and the air cushioned insole that make for an awesome pair of boots. People love the trademark Doc style and stitching, and they say that the velvet finish makes for a unique statement piece when the cold weather rolls around.
9This Classic Bootie That Comes In Seven Gorgeous Colors
Available in seven colors that are both bold and classic, these Steve Madden Brisk ankle booties are a favorite among reviewers right now. They have a rear zipper, a trendy block heel, and sturdy support for the night ahead. "Beautiful bootie!" says one reviewer. "Been eyeing it for a while and finally pulled the trigger. So glad I did!"
10A Bold Color With A Bolder Design
If you're looking for bold color and an even bolder design, check out these Ellena Lace-Up velvet booties. The open-foot laced style comes in a burgundy color that's great for fall or the winter holidays, and it's got a padded insole and a back-zip closure for comfort and convenience.
11Unlike Any Other Velvet Boot This Season
These bright and bold Privileged by J.C. velvet booties come in your choice of royal blue or wine, and they have a snakeskin-embossed velvet and a peep-toe design that's unlike any other shoe you've seen this season. The slouchy ruffled ankle looks awesome with jeans or against bare skin, and the inside zipper makes them easy to take off or put on.
12This Stunning Boot To Bring On The Nostalgia
With 100 percent manmade material and a three-inch heel, these Qupid Faux velvet ankle booties have rave reviews so far. They come in three different colors to compliment any outfit, and reviewers are saying things like, "These boots look way more expensive than they are and the velvet is beautiful and soft. The ice blue color shifts with the light creating such a cool effect... These make me very nostalgic."
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