Splurge vs. Steal: The Best Fall Boots to Add to Your Cart Right Now

Splurge vs. Steal: The Best Fall Boots to Add to Your Cart Right Now

It’s finally time to ditch those platform sandals and reintroduce everyone’s favorite fall shoe. From the over-the-knee trend in the early 2010s to the recent western craze, boots have never failed us when we need the perfect shoe for strutting through the crisp autumn air.

While I know you have your own handy pair waiting for you in your wardrobe, nothing feels better than stepping out in fresh new boots. The hottest buys are out there waiting for you now. Before they sell out, consider finding the ultimate timeless fit that will alleviate your end-of-summer blues.

I hear what you’re saying –– the college budget does not allow me to fill up my dream shoe closet. That’s why I have collected the best finds for each of the trendiest boot styles this year at different price points. Whether you are looking to splurge on a much-needed investment or find your new go-to shoe at a price so cheap it feels like a steal, keep reading.

01. The Mid-Calf White Boot

Splurge: FrancoSarto Stevie Bootie $168.95

Steal: Lulu’s Dawson Bone Pebble Pointed-Toe Mid Calf Boots $58

02. The Pattern Boot

Splurge: Steve Madden Nara-c Brown/Tan $150

Steal: Sam Edelman Samantha Bootie $65

03. The Lugged Sole Boot

Splurge: Vagabond Shoemakers Cosmo 2.0 Chelsea Boot $195

Steal: Nasty Gal Cleated Low Heel Ankle Wellie Boots $89 

04. The Kitten Heel

Splurge: Coach Jewel Bootie $185

Steal: H Halston Women’s Mumbai Kitten Heel Dress Booties $89

05. The Block Heel Ankle Boot

Splurge: Vagabond Shoemakers Platform Boot $210

Steal: Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane Waterproof Boot $65

06. The Knee-High Boot

Splurge: FRANCO KATHERINE Tall Boot $159

Steal: MADDEN GIRL Fairfield Heeled Boots $89

07. The Chunky Boot

Splurge: Dr. Martens 2976 Polished Smooth Platform Chelsea Boots $180

Steal: Princess Polly Lindsey Boot Black $63

Life is too short to go this year without a new pair of boots. Like Carrie Bradshaw says, “I like my money where I can see it. Hanging in my closet.” Or in this case, under my feet as I take on the new semester. 

Featured image by @alexaesparza1