10 Trendy Boots and Fall Shoes for Less
The 2015 fall fashion season's oversize scarves and skinny jeans cry out for footwear that complements the look. From classic Oxfords to Chelsea boots to stiletto ankle booties, there's a style to accommodate any taste and budget. High-end boots can cost several thousand dollars, but shoppers can mimic these 10 designer styles with trendy fall shoes tagged below $50.
Alternatively, spend just $28 on faux leather boots from Forever 21. Sleek lace-up detailing in the front and a low 1-inch heel pair well with jeans, leggings, or skirts.
A casual-sneaker seeker with an outsize clothing budget will be pleased with $225 Rebecca Minkoff lace-up high-top sneakers. They're a step up from the usual sneaker, thanks to an all-over quilted pattern, zipper detailing in the front, and a back zip that actually serves a purpose.
Like the little black dress, the black ankle bootie is a fall wardrobe staple that ties in neatly with a trench coat, leather jacket, or blazer. Michael Kors Sammy platform ankle booties cost $198 and come in black leather or pearl gray suede. The skinny 3-inch heel and low platform add sleekness.
If flats make up the bulk of your fall shoe collection, a traditional round-toe leather flat is sure to find a place in the closet. The delicate Willa leather flat by Kate Spade New York, tagged at $198, bears a front bow with a branded spade charm and comes in black, dark pink, and nude.
A tad less decorative but equally stylish and functional, Revel Maya booties from Target are on sale for $36. Available in taupe or black suede, the boot edges close to the designer look, featuring a similar covered wedge heel. Instead of a zipper, this shoe has elastic gussets on either side for pulling on and off easily.
If your style veers toward preppy, Munro American Yale Oxfords might call out to you. The pattern etchings on the leather upper ape the venerable wingtip, and the cushioned footbed makes for a comfy stroll through the park. Available for $220, these shoes slip right on -- no lacing up required.
Faux leather Chelsea booties from Forever 21 are a close replica in styling but not in price. Just $28 gets you trendy boots made for walking, with a padded insole, a back tab, and two stretchy side panels.