Since last year, I’ve been on the hunt for a little black ankle boot. I owned one or two pairs, but I almost never wore them because they were uncomfortable or didn’t work with any of my clothes. You know, one of those pairs that looks good sitting there, but once you put it it just never looks good with anything. I own entirely too many tan and brown ankle boots, but I could just never find a black pair that I really loved.

So I’ve been trying a few pairs this year to find ones that fit my lifestyle, look good dressed up or dressed down, work for all weather (since apparently we’re supposed to get a ton of rain this winter), and look good on my feet. In my search, I stumbled across this pair by Clarks. I already own one pair of Clarks (I wore them in my instagram post last night right here) so I knew how comfortable this brand was, and they sell them at Zappos, which by now you should know that I absolutely love based on their fast and free shipping and 365 day returns (a mom’s best friend).

Most of my ankle boots are very similar to each other — almond toe, stacked wooden heel, low cut — so I decided to try something different with this pair and I fell in love with them the moment they arrived. They checked off everything in my above laundry list of black ankle boot requirements. I styled them with a beautiful fringe kimono cardigan and black floppy hat, but they’ll also look great with distressed skinny jeans, knee-length dresses, plaid button ups, and so much more.

Check out Clark’s entire new fall shoe collection right here!

photos by rad and happy  |  created in partnership with zappos and clarks