Tell Us: Will You Wear Ankle Boots?

08/09/2006 at 05:00 AM ET

Here’s a fall trend that is causing some trepidation: Ankle boots! Sure the likes of Mischa Barton and Kate Moss can pull it off, but for most of us this style has the potential to make our legs looks shorter and fatter than they are! We asked Julia Gilhart, fashion director of Barneys New York, how to wear this trend and she suggests staying away from Mischa’s look (left). “Bare legs are NOT the way to go,” says Gilhart. “You need opaque tights.” Another way that works: Paired with leggings that are a little shorter, showing off just a hint of skin. What do you think? Would you wear ankle boots? The ones shown here from Bebe, $129, are pretty cute. Don’t you think?

For more ankle boots and how to wear them, check out PEOPLE’s StyleWatch Fall issue, on sale now at newsstands.

Photo: Tony Barson/WireImage; Jeff Harris

FILED UNDER: Shoes , Trends
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Lindsay on

Those are hideous!!! Every celebrity I see wearing those in the tabloids really disappoints me! They take away from their outfits!! (Not in Mischa’s case…her dress is awful too!) I would NEVER wear those!

Alicia on

I just don’t get it. This is one trend I can’t get my head around. Why would someone with the resources ($$$)that Mischa and other stars have ever feel the need to participate in this ridiculous trend? As far as I’m concerned, she might as well be wearing clown shoes! They look very out of place.

Rebecca on

These have to be one of the ugliest pairs of shoes I have ever seen. There is no way in the world I would wear a pair of them.

Laura on



these shoes where not made for her to wear…..maybe for MADONNA.

secondhand on

i love ankle boots!!!! i’ve been looking for a pair that i really like. i’m kinda irritated that they’re being worn by celebs now, but whatever. they’ll be more available. my rule is wear what other people hate…only way to go individual if you know how to wear them.

Shyla on

I really like ankle shoes but i’m pretty sure they don’t work in the “real” world. They look cute in the store but how many times can you wear them before they go out of style? Not enough, thats for sure.

KHA on

Those are the ugliest things I have ever seen, I HATE this trend!!

Natalie on

I would only Mischa’s ankle boots with jeans. I would NEVER wear them with a skirt, with shorts or a dress.

valerie on

oh god are these so cute!!!! i think they’d look adorable with some jeans, especially in a loud color like red. they would also look stunning in a cute minnie, with some leggings… where can i find these at a reasonable price?

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