It’s Payday! So We’re Going To Persuade You To Buy Mexicana’s Star Strewn Ankle Boots

Black ankle boots are a staple part of any wardrobe - but way more fun with stars...


by Pandora Sykes |
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July is here. JULY! Why aren’t we on holiday yet? Thing is, who cares about going on holiday when the weather is so sweet and payday brings a new summer piece. This time, may we please suggest a pair of Chiqui Star Studded Leather Ankle Boots, £425, by Mexicana at Net-a-Porter?

Every girl should – and does – own a go-with-everything pair of black ankle boots. But what if said boots had a twist? A sprinkle of pewter silver stars that make you feel like David Bowie, but still go with everything. They’ve just got a total _pep i_n their step. And it’s that pep that warrants the sizeable price tag. That, and the fact that these Euro-Mexican boots are so exquisitely made, you know they’re gonna last a long, long time.

In case you need even more persuasion here are 4 ways to wear them...

Pyjama life

Think of it as the 90s supers’ sleepover uniform, the kind of thing Rachel Green would have worn just before Friends started. A slubby sweater and soft shirt make a lace-trim silk slip acceptable daywear while some ribbed cashmere socks will make your boots feel like socks.


Slouchy Grey Ribbed Jumper, £34 Topshop; Shirt with Grandad Collart and Bib Detail, £16 ASOS; Designer Cream Silk Chemise, £50 J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams; Cashmere Bootsock, £36 Falke

Park life

Going to a festival? Or just the regular old park? This zingy vintage-inspired slip dress riffs on those silver stars perfectly. Throw a bomber jacket over the top and you’ve got an outfit to take you anywhere/everywhere.


Vintage Bomber Jacket, model’s own (similar here); Vintage x UO Lace Trim Dress in Yellow, £65 Betsy Johnson at Urban Outfitters; Choker, £8 ASOS

Party life

Be Ziggy Stardust and pair the star boots with a plunging flared playsuit. Free People has an excellent selection of Studio 54 playsuits to make you feel like a disco chiller.


Stardust Jumpsuit, £248 Stone Cold Fox at Free People; Body Harness, £12 ASOS worn as a necklace

Beach City life

Don’t be confused. This is for those day trips to the beach when you’re not actually sunbathing (read: Brighton), which means a floaty chemise that doesn’t cover your bum just won’t do. Some ripped jeans and a triangle bra wore with an undone shirt (hey, it’s summer) is as easy and airy as it is comfortable.


Baby Blue Ripped Mom Jeans, £40 MOTO at Topshop; Striped Shirt, £19.99 Mango (on sale in store); Soft Cup Bra, £39.99 H&M; Body Harness, £12 ASOS

Photographs by Agata Pec

Model: Georgiana Huddart

Make-up: Bea Sweet

Styling: Pandora Sykes

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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