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.
A Western vibe that still feels so wearable.
These look like they cost 10 times more than they do.
This cuff detail is key.
Because Dr. Martens really does make the best boots.
Everything you’re looking for in classic black booties.
Red is trending for fall, and this is an easy way to get the look.
Call me biased, but these are so cool.
The studs add a subtle but welcome detail.
Tackle two trends in one with these animal-printed Western boots.
When you don’t feel like wearing black, wear olive.
White past Labor Day is now widely accepted.
Practical and pretty.
Wear these on your next night out.
For when you want some extra height.
Patent is perfect for rainy days.
For those looking for something that feels trendy.
Simple yet effective.
Pair these with a miniskirt for an unexpected combo.
This croc texture has us mesmerized.
Perfect for any occasion.
The cool-girl pick.