The Ultimate Fall Boot Guide for Every Budget

Starting at $38, ending at whatever "fiscally responsible" means to you.

Is it even fall if the changing temperature doesn't inspire some mental outfit-planning you forget seven seconds later? And if you don't say "Wow, feels like fall" at the first coolish breeze? To help with both aspects of that annual dance, here, the best boots for autumn, broken down into affordable, mid-range, and "in your dreams, but also maybe still in the realm of possibility, because I don't know your life."

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Because over-the-knee boots are still the top answer to "how to wear short hemlines when temps drop."

New Look, $38

BUY IT: asos.com.

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2

"Oh no, they peaked too early with these mirror-finish kitten heels," you say. Just you wait, son. Just you wait.

ASOS, $48

BUY IT: asos.com.

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3

BAM. Coming in hot with trompe l'oeil sock boot in khaki satin.

H&M, $50

BUY IT: hm.com.

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4

Next up, another pair of kitten heels because it is the aughts all over again, but this time we've got shimmery jacquard and TRL! 

Urban Outfitters, $69

BUY IT: urbanoutfitters.com.

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5

AND IT ONLY GETS BETTER, folks, with pointy-toe, acid green chinoiserie.

Zara, $70

BUY IT: zara.com.

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6

Unlike climate change—however strongly some people would like to pretend otherwise—the striped-sock upper is an illusion and also kind of funny because you would still need to wear real socks underneath.

Charles & Keith, $79

BUY IT: charleskeith.com.

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7

Just what your Halloween costume—Liam Neeson as Zeus in that Perseus movie—needs. (You got that breastplate ready?) 

Mango, $80

BUY IT: shop.mango.com.

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8

Looks like the cowboy-boot trend is sticking around, so why not choose one that's got a funky mesh upper to...boot? 

Jeffrey Campbell, $82.50

BUY IT: jeffreycampbell.com.

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9

Wear the tapestry you would want to decorate your walls if you were the feudal warlord you also wanted to be.

Aldo, $85

BUY IT: aldoshoes.com.

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10

[Rubs own calf in a totally creepy way.]

Zara, $100

BUY IT: zara.com.

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11

Concentrate 80 percent of your outfit's extra-ness in your footwear.

Zara, $100

BUY IT: zara.com.

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12

No mirror? No problem—hold your heel up to your face to check for spinach/mascara fall-down.

Mango, $150

BUY IT: shop.mango.com.

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13

S(l)ick.

Topshop, $160

BUY IT: topshop.com.

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14

Can't afford the Courrèges vinyl jacket? Me neither. Here it is as a boot.

Dolce Vita, $170

BUY IT: zappos.com.

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15

In my last will and testament, I have requested to be buried in a large burrito of this silvery velvet. Thank you.

Madewell, $178

BUY IT: madewell.com.

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16

The kind of slouchy, hip-wader-y tall boot that is So Rihanna but, before this, prohibitively expensive.

& Other Stories, $345

BUY IT: stories.com.

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17

Hits the leg at the exact right angle so it doesn't look like your shoe is ingesting your calf like an anoconda. (We've all been there.)

Loeffler Randall, $395

BUY IT: loefflerrandall.com.

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18

HOW-DY, PARDNER.

Dorateymur, $490

BUY IT: net-a-porter.com.

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19

The white ones were so good you gotta get them in navy.

Aska Collection, $495

BUY IT: askacollection.com.

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20

Buy these and a few long skirts from the thrift shop, and there's your fall wardrobe sorted.

Tory Burch, $498

BUY IT: shopbop.com.

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21

Frighteningly practical (that tread), shockingly beautiful. 

Frances Valentine, $545

BUY IT: francesvalentine.com.

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22

Slime is so hot right nowAgnes is a great name, and salmon glitter is evidently very pretty. 

Maryam Nassir Zadeh, $581

BUY IT: thedreslyn.com.

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23

Like an old-time-y lady laying on a chaise with a string of pearls trailing down her back. But shoes.

MM6 Martin Margiela, $695

BUY IT: net-a-porter.com.

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24

And the same old-time-y lady the morning after, because get you an old-time-y lady who can do both. 

3.1 Phillip Lim, $750

BUY IT: needsupply.com.

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25

Everybody knows the witch in the fairy tale always has more fun.

Liudmila, $1,390

BUY IT: farfetch.com.

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