I don’t know exactly when and why, but over the last few years heeled ankle boots have become my personal shoe kryptonite. For some reason, I don’t seem to be able to let a month go by without buying a new pair of ankle boots. I’ll usually go for pairs-with-everything black, but occasionally my adventurous side will get the better of me and I’ll opt for a softer, less safe shade like tan, taupe or grey. So when I first saw these beautiful, neutral-colored suede ankle boots by Saint Laurent, I was instantly smitten. They’re casual and cool, complementing and blending effortlessly into any day-to-day outfit. Long story short: Saint Laurent’s Blake bootie is pretty much the perfect ankle boot – EVER! But it’s also pretty expensive at $895.
Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Boots, $895 || Barneys
Celebrities Love Saint Laurent
Celebs such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio and Rita Ora have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Blake Suede Ankle Boots.
Talbots Dakota Block Heel Ankle Boots
Update (03/15/2019): And here we have yet another fabulous and spot-on Saint Laurent boot dupe! I found these buckled ankle booties at Talbots the other day and instantly knew I had seen this particular design before. Down from $199, these stacked heel boots are on sale $150, but you better hurry, only very few sizes are left in stock.
Talbots Dakota Block Heel Ankle Boots, $149.99 || Talbots
Vagabond Emira Suede Ankle Boots
Update (06/07/2017): Spotted another great Saint Laurent Blake alternative today! Check out these fabulous suede booties by Vagabond. Price: $110.50 (sale price). Love these!
Vagabond Emira Suede Ankle Boots, $110.50 || ASOS
Sole Society Leo Suede Ankle Boots
Luckily, we’ve found a spot-on Blake boot dupe for you! Sole Society‘s Leo looks just like the Saint Laurent boot with the exception that it costs only a fraction of the real deal. The retail price for the Sole Society version used to be $109.95, but it’s currently on sale for half off! Now that’s what we call a real steal deal, so you better take advantage of this awesome deal while it’s still available! At this price I’d get them in all three colors!
Sole Society Leo Suede Ankle Boots, $54.98 || Sole Society
MANGO Alba Buckle Ankle Boots
Another viable Saint Laurent alternative are these tan suede booties by MANGO which may not be an identical Blake dupe, but are still close enough to give you the same laidback designer look. Bonus: these are also on sale for less than $60.
MANGO Alba Buckle Ankle Boots, $59.99 || MANGO