Shop the Best Fall Boots for Every Budget Right Now

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The fall boot choices for next season are so good it hurts, which will make it that much easier to part with sandals in a few months. Retailers are releasing pre-orders for new designer booties and debuting new silhouettes. Channel Ariana Grande with her signature thigh-high boots, or grab a pair of kitten heels that you'll hate to love (just wait). Ahead, the best fall boots to shop this season for every budget.

Best Transitional Boot
Leather Kitten Heel Boots
& Other Stories stories.com
$149.00

This beige kitten heel bootie is a great transitional piece for the seasons. Wear with your midi skirts and minidresses for now, but once September hits, style with cuff jeans and a cozy cardigan. 

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Best for Channeling Autumn Vibes
Block-heeled Ankle Boots
H&M hm.com
$79.99

The pointed toe and block heel is a classic style that can be worn season after season. It doesn't hurt that this shoe's color will remind you of fall foliage. 

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Hikaia Boot
Furla furla.com
$118.00

Inspired by hiking shoes, this Furla boot is sturdy enough for the streets of NYC or for the dirt roads of Utah (if you plan on going hiking). Since this boot has a 3.5 centimeter memory foam insole, you know it'll be comfortable for all day wear. 

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Best for Rich Tones
Honour Western Boots
Topshop topshop.com
$170.00

Tap into the western trend with this wearable bootie. The shoe features two different colored croc-like designs for a unique animal printed boot. Wear with a flowing maxi dress.

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Best for Some Sparkle
1460 Pascal 8 Eye Boots
Dr. Martens shopbop.com
$140.00

Swap your black Dr. Martens for this pair of two-tone iridescent scales style. New for the season, the boot's an easy way to add personality to your all-black outfits.

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Best for a Height Boost
The Kingsley Boot
Stuart Weitzman stuartweitzman.com
$260.00

I love a good combat boot, but some make my legs look short and chunky. These Stuart Weitzman ones have the opposite effect since it has a 3.95-inch heel, which will make me feel tall and confident.

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Best Vintage-Like Find
Vegan Cavalier Boot
Matisse freepeople.com
$90.00

You've been searching all your local thrift stores for a vintage bootie with no luck. Leave it to Free People to create one for you for only $90. Use the extra time to Marie Kondo your closet.

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Best for Olsen Twin Fans
Bourgeoise Ankle Boots
The Row net-a-porter.com
$357.00

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were inspired by modern sculptors and painters when they created this angular kitten heel boot. The soft blush color is a shade called pale flamingo and I'm already in love. 

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Best for Unconventionals
Brother Vellies Doodle Boots
Brother Vellies shopbop.com
$995.00

When I'm bored at work, I'll just glance down at my boots to admire all the doodles and snake print design on this Brother Vellies shoe. It's one of the most unique pieces for next season if you want to make a statement.

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Best for Chunkiness
Leather Ankle Boots
Gucci gucci.com
$980.00

This chunky boot looks durable enough for a walk through the woods and will give you that comfortable height boost you're looking for. Tip: should the boot become wet, wipe down with a cloth asap.

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Best for Wearing With Dresses
Kervana Croc Embossed Knee-High Boot
Vince Camuto nordstrom.com
$249.95

Instead of wearing tights underneath your long dresses, opt for knee-high boots. They'll shield your legs from the wind and rain.

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Best for Pairing With Simple Outfits
Melody Bootie
Coach coach.com
$147.50

This patchwork quilt-inspired bootie is easy to slip on and off for those on the go. Unlike a brown or black cowboy boot, this style has character and will add a look-down-here detail to plain outfits.

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Best for the Rain
Hurricane Waterproof Boot
Jeffrey Campbell nordstrom.com
$59.95

The worst thing about rainy days is having to carry an extra pair of shoes to switch into at work because your rain boots aren't office-approved. That all changes with this bootie, however, which can pull double-duty without any of your coworkers noticing.  

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Best for Looking Fierce
In Charge Boots
Diane von Furstenberg shopbop.com
$298.00

These DVF boots are made from leopard print suede that provides an eye-catching alternative option to your regular ol' black combat booties. I already have these on my wishlist for fall.  

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Best for Being Classic
Bette Bootie
Schutz nordstrom.com
$259.95

I will never say no to another neutral-colored kitten heel boot in my closet. I love the soft gray color on this pointy-toe design because it looks sophisticated. Pair with a pantsuit set or with tights and a minidress. 

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Best for Western Vibes
High Texas Boots
Ganni shopbop.com
$585.00

Ganni makes some of the best western-style boots around. I love this pair because of the two-toned colors and stitch designs. Don't be surprised if you see this boot on every fashion girl come New York Fashion Week.

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Best Deal
Veronica Combat Boots
Frye shopbop.com
$139.00

This snake-embossed leather combat boot has a rounded toe and a slightly thinner sole for a sleeker vibe. It's currently on sale for $194.60 (from $278), which is a complete steal.

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Best for a Taste of Luxury
Embossed Matte Calfskin & Patent Crumpled Lambskin
Chanel chanel.com
$1,650.00

You only have room in the budget to make one big shoe splurge. Let it be these sharp-looking Chanel boots with a structural heel and golden button. Your coworkers will shower you with all the compliments.

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Best for Fans of Old Town Road
Bruna Haircalf Ankle Boots
Acne Studios modaoperandi.com
$750.00

Pre-order this resort 2020 brown-and-white boot now (delivery is between December and March), so you'll be the first to have it. Warning: You may find yourself singing "Old Town Road" while wearing these, I don't blame you.

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Best for Wearing With Long Jeans
The Myles Ankle Boot in Leather
Madewell madewell.com
$99.99

For jeans with a long hemline, wear these low-cut ankle boots so the denim doesn't bunch around the ankles. They're a good everyday bootie and you can physically wear them 24/7 because of an extra layer of padding on the insides. 

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Best Trendy Find
Les Bottes Leon Hautes Two-Tone Leather Boots
Jacquemus modaoperandi.com
$1,100.00

This Jacquemus boot is beautiful and it's all because of its construction. The knee-high style is made in Italy from smooth calfskin with a contrasting conical heel and sleek pointed toe. Wear with your favorite knit dress.

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Best Modern Boot
Leather Ankle Boots
Ellery net-a-porter.com
$208.50

Kym Ellery creates ultra modern and architectural shoes that are also 100 percent wearable. Take these white boots, for example, with its red stripe and cool snap-fastening tabs and sculptural block heel, which are both statement making and functional. 

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Best for the Indecisive Shopper
Aden Booties in Zebra
Dolce Vita dolcevita.com
$170.00

Can't choose between a spotted print or a zebra design? Now you don't have to because Dolce Vita's Aden bootie combines the best of both worlds.

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Best Kitten Heel Boot
Belted Pointy Toe Bootie
Balenciaga nordstrom.com
$1,490.00

Key details of a trendy boot: buckles (check), kitten heel (check), sock-like fit (check, check). This razor-sharp pointy toe shoe is definitely for the shopper who isn't afraid to try the season's most popular silhouettes.  

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