I have exactly two pairs of boots: one kinda trudge-y, everyday pair and one cute pair that is too small for me to wear. So, scratch that: I have one pair of boots — that I don’t even like.
I envy all of the Carrie Bradshaws who step out into fall with the sleekest of knee-high boots and the softest of suede booties. And as the crisp autumn air rolls in, I daydream at work about what shoes would be on my shivering feet with some extra $100 bills.
But, the truth of the matter is, I just can’t justify spending hundreds of dollars on a single pair of shoes. But lean in, ladies, I’ve found a secret: There are affordable fall shoes out there; you’ve just gotta know where to look!
These red-hot faux suede booties are $15. Yep, $15! Pair them with a gray pencil skirt and a white cardigan and you’ll certainly be spicing up the office. GoJane has all kinds of shoes that range from $10 to $50.
Mary Janes and autumn go together like pumpkin and spice. ZooShoo has plenty of styles to choose from, including boots, booties, pumps and flats, all starting at about $15. If you sign up with your email, you’ll receive 10 percent off.
3. Wholesale Fashion Shoes
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Every flat on this site is $11. The boots range around $20 and I haven’t seen anything over $25. At Wholesale Fashion Shoes, you can stock up on different versions of the same type of shoe and not worry about price. But be careful… your shopping cart will fill up quickly!
4. Sammy Dress
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The little red sale flags all over this site will draw you in instantly. But if you find something you like, go for it — most sales only last a few days. At Sammy Dress, you will be pleasantly surprised at what $20 or less can get you, like these chunky, buckled boots for $17.
DSW can have some pretty pricey shoes — but the trick is to check out their clearance section. You may have to do a little digging, though, as many of the clearance shoes are from the season prior. However, with all of the styles they have to offer, I’m sure you’ll find a good buy. The Qupid Daydream-22 platform pumps featured here are $25 and they’re perfect for a fall night on the town.
6pm has pretty decent prices, like these motorcycle-chic zip boots for $32. They’ll give you a full refund for unworn shoes returned within 30 days of purchase — and although you’ll have to pay shipping on a return, standard ground shipping is free when they’re heading to your door (which is always a bonus).
7. Lola Shoetique
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While you can still get away with a flirty skirt or dress before it gets too cold, try these nude mesh booties on for size for $25 instead of your sandals. Lola Shoetique offers lots of fall styles that generally range between $25 and $50.
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