A chic, simple boot that goes with everything. And the platform helps with the comfort factor. About $1,400, at select Yves Saint Laurent boutiques.
The hands-down fashion department favorite, Burberry's lace-up ankle boots are owned by several of our staffers. Even though they're sporty, they're super high—so still quite sexy. $895, at neimanmarcus.com
It's leopard, it's Louboutin. Enough said. About $1,100, saks.com
Tough, lots of hardware. A very cool choice. About $1,600, at Barneys New York and net-a-porter.com
Tall, sharp and sexy. $1690, at bergdorfgoodman.com
The washed denim gives these these peep toe booties an unusual spin. $995 at Edon Manor, New York, 212.431.3890
New on the shoe scene, this designer (who's married to photographer Craig McDean) is already a darling. We like this boot's architectural shape and refined wedge heel. $1,395, at Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 800.558.1855.
This cutaway ponyhair bootie comes just to the ankle, but has a sky-high heel. The combination totally works. $1,095, at Fendi, New York, 212.759.4646.
Our favorite of the season's above-the-knee offerings, it has a chic pearl detail on the heel. $2,500, 866.VUITTON.
These slouchy beauties are, yes, mink. For channeling one's inner Russian princess. $4,140, pierrehardy.com.
Jacobs's edgy take on the urban cowgirl. $1,245, at Marc Jacobs, New York, 212.343.1490.