Is it bad that I'm not mourning the end of summer, for footwear reasons?
This summer's balmy temperatures have been great and all, but I can't lie, a part of me – deep down – did light up when I felt the drops of rain that fell this week (not least for the premise of not having to book repeat pedicure appointments).
My Teva's have been trusty daytime steeds for the last few months, while Castaner espadrilles made the concept of heels in warm-weather bearable, but neither boasted the same wear-with-everything weight as my favourite ankle boots will come the new season.
And quite frankly, I'm taking the change of weather as my cue to start adding ankle boots to my daily outfit roster.
Thankfully, the highstreet is out in support of my early cry for boot season and shelves are stocked full of the many (many) boot trends for 2019. So to save you ample scrolling time, and indulgence my own penchant, I've brought you this edit of the styles that will sell out first – even if it is still only August.
** Full disclaimer, I've already added most of these to my own basket. I told you, I have a problem.
Shop the highstreet's ankle boots for 2019
Mock-Croc Ankle Boots
Crocodile boots, €125, Topshop - SHOP
Leather high ankle boots in black croc, €103.69, ASOS - SHOP
Brown croc leather boots, @106, Office - SHOP
Hiking Ankle Boots
Cowhide leather ankle boots with track sole, €150, Uterque - SHOP
House of Holland x Grenson yellow & pink paracord lace leather hiking boots, €483.88, ASOS - SHOP
Steve Madden platform ankle boots, €170, Zalando - SHOP
Lace-Up Ankle Boots
Leather ankle boots, €89.95, Zara - SHOP
Lace-up suede boots, €149, & Other Stories - SHOP
Ecru leather heeled ankle boots, €59.95, Zara - SHOP
70s Ankle Boots
Leather Chelsea boots, €114, Topshop - SHOP
Light pink leather block heel sock boot, €113, River Island - SHOP
Western Ankle Boots
Red leather ankle boots, €99.95, Zara - SHOP
Leather cowboy ankle boots, €129.99, Mango - SHOP