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.
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