10 Trendy Boots and Fall Shoes for Less

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FALL FOR FOOTWEAR

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.

THE LOOK: PEEP-TOE STILETTO ANKLE BOOTIES

There may be chill in the air, but that's no reason to swear off pedicures just yet. Gianvito Rossi ankle boots let the world see your favorite nail color for $375. The peep-toe and heel cut-out add flare and attitude to a cool fall outfit.

PEEP-TOE STILETTO ANKLE BOOTIES FOR LESS

At less than one-tenth the price (that is, $31.50), Mia Couture 5-inch black peep-toe booties from Sears likewise feature a front toe cutout and a high, sexy heel. Metallic trim in the form of a side zipper adds a bit of edge.

THE LOOK: LACE-UP COMBAT BOOTS

Whether stomping to class or speed walking to work, combat boots will take you there swiftly and in style. Shoppers shell out $278 for the Frye Veronica combat boot, a sturdy pebbled-leather boot with a round toe and lace-up front closure.

LACE-UP COMBAT BOOTS FOR LESS

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.

THE LOOK: QUILTED HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS

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.

QUILTED HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS FOR LESS

Frugal fashionistas can replicate the look for $35 with the Hazel quilted high-top sneaker from Target. Compare the quilted texture and zipper detailing; the side zip is functional. Gold studs on the shoelace holes kick this sneaker up a notch.

THE LOOK: BLACK ANKLE BOOTIES

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.

BLACK ANKLE BOOTIES FOR LESS

For cheaper little black ankle booties, check out the New Look Black Snake Effect heeled pointed boot, $43 from Asos. This fashionable fall shoe sports the same stiletto heel, pointed toe, and low ankle profile as its upmarket sibling but comes in black suede.

THE LOOK: BALLERINA FLATS

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.

BALLERINA FLATS FOR LESS

The Qupid textured bow ballet flat, available at Charlotte Russe for $15, also sports a gold-studded bow. Unlike the pricier version, the faux-leather flat has a textured upper and is available in nude only.

THE LOOK: WEDGE ANKLE BOOTS

Wedge heels add comfort by taking stress off the ball of the foot. Shoppers can strut confidently into fall in Biala Ashton leather wedge ankle booties for a cool $130. They sport edgy ribbed accents at the ankle and a studded zipper on the side.

WEDGE ANKLE BOOTS FOR LESS

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.

THE LOOK: COWBOY BOOTS

The Dingo Adobe Rose cowboy boot can bring western flair to the urban jungle for $140. The crackled leather is decorated with looping embellishments while an inside zipper and cushioned footbed ensure practicality and comfort.

COWBOY BOOTS FOR LESS

The Kaci short cowboy boot from Target looks nearly identical to the upmarket version but costs just $28 on sale. The major differences are the back zipper and smooth faux leather on the budget boot, but the stitching is a close replica.

THE LOOK: OXFORDS

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.

OXFORDS FOR LESS

Hold on to your wallet and step out in Lower East Side Oxfords for $17 at Payless. This clean, classic lace-up shoe features a padded footbed and flexible sole.

THE LOOK: RIDING BOOTS

Tuck leggings, skinny jeans, or jeggings into knee-high riding boots, the essential fall fashion footwear. Frye Dorado riding boots, tagged at $498, are all leather and feature two working buckles, a rear zipper, and an attractive low wooden heel.

RIDING BOOTS FOR LESS

For $48, Report Hildie boots from 6pm.com display the same style and serve the same purpose in cold weather. The sleek faux-leather upper is adorned with decorative tabs, metal studs, and a side zipper.

THE LOOK: CHELSEA BOOTS

The Dune London Paddys leather ankle boot evokes sophisticated, classic style. These Chelsea boots, priced at $145, are versatile enough for work and play. Elastic panels on both sides and a back tab make them easy to slip on.

CHELSEA BOOTS FOR LESS

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.