36 Affordable Fall Shoes to Buy When You're Bored

Is it just me, or is it not really fall until the first pair of boots of the season is bought? The shorter days, changing leaves, chill in the air, and talking of pumpkin spice this and that are all enough to jolt you out of summer, but it's the switch from summer's sandals to something more substantial that's one of the most significant signals that fall is here (at least to this fashion fiend). 

There is a plethora of beautiful designer fall shoes on the market right now, but if you have designer taste but more of a fast-fashion budget, there are truly a significant number of affordable fall shoes to add to your wardrobe as well. To ensure your fall shoe needs are met, I searched the internet far and wide for the best affordable flats, boots, and heels of the season, so the next time you're bored and in need of shoes (might as well use that free time wisely), you can give your fall wardrobe a boost. Scroll to shop my picks, all of which are under $200 (and most well below that).

Seriously—snag these perfect boots while they're on sale.

Words can't express how much I love this It color.

Take my word for it and get yourself a pair of platform boots before all your friends do.

These are basically the definition of transitional shoes.

These look like something Cher Horowitz would wear, and I'm here for it.

Good news for minimalists: The beige trend is still going strong.

Combat boots for the price of lunch take-out? Sold.

I love the heel on these snake boots.

Channel the Hadid sisters and Kendall Jenner by pairing these with loose jeans.

Prepare to get a lot of compliments in these dusty lilac boots. 

Yep, Everlane makes '90s loafers too, and I support.

Two trends (snake and platforms) are better than one.

Everyone will be wearing knee boots in a matter of days.

Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? These are for you.

These look even cooler on the foot.

One of the hottest designer brands on the planet teamed up with Adidas, and I immediately added to cart.

Don't have the funds for Bottega Veneta? No worries, these exist.

Sorry but no one will believe you when you tell them these are $100.

Currently planning which socks I'm going to pair with these.

I've been seeing this gathered detail all over the street style scene, via both pants and boots.

The coolest way to wear leopard print this season? On your feet.

Ballet flats are back, and these are $13. You know what to do.

Something fun for those warm fall days to come.

It's probably time for a new pair of black pumps. Just a hunch.

I'm telling you—platforms are about to be everywhere.

Want to try the slouchy-boot trend but keep it subtle? Now you can.

With the subtly square toe, these are so forward.

The addition of lug soles makes these loafers both classic and on-trend.

Mary Janes are another trending shoe style that should be on your radar.

If you love Chanel, you'll probably love these.

Yes, you really need a pair of lug-sole boots this season.