Aside from sweater weather, one of the most anticipated things about the upcoming fall season (from a sartorial standpoint) is the ability to wear boots again. At least it is for this editor. And if you’re anything like me, you might already be looking to replace your old fall boots with a new pair, but you’ve spent your year’s shopping budget on Aperol Spritz’s and Victorian tops this summer, so what is there to do?
Not to worry, as some of the best fall-ready boots are actually affordable—and by affordable, I mean under $100. From of-the-moment Western styles to sturdy and trendy hiker boots to pretty patents, I’ve rounded up the 21 best boots for the season ahead, so all you have to do is scroll through the gallery below and join me in counting down the days to fall.