Boot Wars: Sleek Ankle Boots vs the Biker Chicks

Suited and booted for the new season, Vilda Fashion Team takes on the ultimate shoe battle. While both options are wardrobe essentials, we divvied up opinions on which shoe is the go-to classic for the new season – the sleek, classic fashion editor favourite on one side and the rebellious, model-off-duty style on the other. Are you team ankle boots or team biker?


Team Ankle Boots: Fashion Writer Kasia Gumowska champions a classic essential
My closet has definitely seen some trends come and go but, after several seasons of

monopolizing my footwear department, the ankle boots have clearly proven their

staying power. From not-so-basic black to standout party styles, they have in

fact become the building blocks of my year-round wardrobe. So, without further

ado, I give you five good reasons to start wearing them now and on into spring and

summer (no worries, you can thank me later).




1. A classic to keep – Cri de Cour

The glossy finish and the flattering lucite heel make sure you will stand out from the

basic-black crowd.

2. These Boots are Made for Walking – Duke Brandy

Perfect for lazy weekends and off-duty days, these vegan suede ankle boots add just

the right dose of tough-girl attitude to whatever you pair them with.

3. Sexy is the New Black – Beyond Skin

This stunning ankle boot is one of our favourites. Teamed with skinny jeans, it

is also the ideal evening bootie to glam up any outfit.

4. Rainy Day Chic – Melissa Shoes

This stylish rain-proof pair is made from Melissa’s trademark rubber that is

recycled and given a lovely sweet smelling scent.

5. Girls’ Night Out – Beyond Skin

This vintage-inspired gold zebra print will carry you from desk to dancefloor in one

stunning stride.



Team Biker Boots: Fashion Stylist Marina Colerato flies the flag for rock chic


When you look at me you will probably notice right away that I’m an all-black

kind of girl. And if you see me more than once you will also notice that 90% of

the time, whether is super hot (and I’m from Brazil so it usually is) or not, you

will catch me wearing biker boots. I have different pairs of some pretty nice biker

boots for every occasion, starting with three different pairs of Dr Martens, for many

of those days when, you know, we are feeling young and punk. After that I really

like some biker option that flirts with the cowboy style, because a touch of

western makes a black skinny jeans and white t-shirt just the perfect outfit for

almost every mood. And if you are a biker fan (which I believe you are),

you will need a pair with chunky high heels and some chains for those days when

you won’t settle for less than sky-high. Check out the list I’ve made especially for you, with some kick-ass biker boots options to add an extra dose attitude to your closet.






1. Fight The Boredom Of The Routine- Dr Martens

All the fashion trend reports say that 2015 will be the year of the Dr Martens.

Just in case you need one more good reason to add some good old Docs in your


2. The Chelsea – Beyond Skin

The Chelsea style is perfect for any occasion, one of those styles that you will

wear forever, so just go get yours.

3. Add Height in Style – New Look at Zalando

Here it is girls, the perfect option when it comes to heeled biker boots. Found.

4. Looking Forward to Festival Season – Nasty Gal

Yes, we are already thinking about sunny days and festival season. So if you’re with me on the boots-even-in-hot-weather style, here’s a perfect cut-out option to go with that short shorts. You are welcome.

5. Let’s Get Traditional – ASOS

Ok, so if genuine biker style is what you really want, there’s nothing that beats a classic biker embellished with chains, studs AND spikes.



Compiled by Kasia Gumowska and Marina Colerato. Header photo by Lukasz Tyrala.


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