7 Fabulous Designer Boots & their Remarkable Budget-Pleasing Twins

We’ve had great fun doing our research into this season’s hot boot trends. We were most impressed with the high-level creativity that sparked such a diverse collection of fresh, original styles.

Thigh highs, ankle toppers and knee huggers. Shaggy, shiny, bejeweled and be-jungled. Strapped, embossed, distressed and glittery. You name it—the Fall 2014 boot collection has special wonders for every fashionista.

We’ve chosen seven different boot styles from hot designers like Alexander Wang, Kenzo and Gianvito Rossi and paired them with similar boots with crowd-pleasing price tags under $200 from Steve Madden, Nine West and Bogs. Overall the price tags in our selection range from a high of $1,350 to a low $53.

As always we encourage you to “shop your shape” from head to toe, knowing you’ll be flattering your female body type.

If you don’t know your measurements, visit Body Shape Guide.

If you know your measurements, visit Calculate My Body Shape

#1-A: KNEE-HIGH HEELED BOOT — Designer Style     $468.00

Free People Tall Slouch Boots – Royal Rush

Western attitude take a trip downtown in these strap-happy Free People boots in gorgeous honey-toned whiskey. The boots features rich leather uppers, lining and sole with a 3.5” stacked heel, round toe, pull on with straps at the shaft. Divine at $468.00

DESIGNER: Free People Tall Slouch Boots

DESIGNER: Free People Tall Slouch Boots

 

#1-B: KNEE-HIGH HEELED BOOT — Budget Style     $199.95

Miz Mooz Women’s Jennifer Knee-High Boot

Similar designer boots like the Free People Tall Slouch Boots-Royal Rush are certainly beautiful, but we love the smooth lines, straps, brass studs and faux fur lining on this whiskey knee-high boot from Miz Mooz. The 3-inch stacked heel and simple criss-cross straps make it a versatile boot to wear over or under jeans and pants, pair with a frilly floral dress after hours or accent your more serious office outfits. Comfort, beauty, high style—it’s a real bargain for $199.95.

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BUDGET: Miz Mooz Women’s Jennifer Knee-High Boot

 #2-A: ANKLE FLAT BOOT         — Designer Style     $600

Kenzo Black Leather Tiger Embossed Morticia Combat Boots

Kenzo’s gorgeous combat boots feature their signature tiger logo embossed on the outer ankle. Laces thread through silver-tone eyelets above a round toe, 1.5” heel and black lug sole. The zipper at the heel is in matte black. Tonal stitching. Leather upper. Rubber sole. $600.00

DESIGNER: Kenzo Black Leather Tiger Embossed Morticia Combat Boots

DESIGNER: Kenzo Black Leather Tiger Embossed Morticia Combat Boots

 

#2-B: ANKLE FLAT BOOT — Budget Style     $99.95

Steve Madden Women’s Troopa Combat Boots    

Steve Madden is one of our favorite designers, especially for shoes and boots under $200. He’s victorious with these above-the-ankle combat boots with seriously soft leather. The finish is chic distressed. The stitching and detailing is pure high fashion. And we love the side zipper and heavy-duty laces. This is definitely a keeper. Another Steve Madden triumph for under $100.

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BUDGET: Steve Madden Women’s Troopa Combat Boots

 

#3-A: ANKLE HEEL BOOT — Designer Style  $995

Gianvito Rossi Suede Side-Zip High Heel Ankle Boot

Gianvito Rossi’ little black suede ankle boot is a sleek design that complements your favorite fashions this season. The high-style boot features a 4-inch heel, tapered toe, suede covered heel and hidden side zipper. Lined in smooth leather with a leather sole, the statement boot is craftsmanship at its best for $995.00.

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DESIGNER: Gianvito Rossi High Heel Ankle Boot

 

#3-B: ANKLE HEEL BOOT  — Budget Style     Under $149.95

Steve Madden Joplynn Black Suede Ankle Boots

Just like your perfect little black dress, this stunning Steve Madden ankle boot will soon be your versatile go-to boot for a boho chic look. We love the luscious black suede/leather combo and prominent zipper. The sleek chunk heel and the slightly rounded toe make it the perfect accessory for dressing up or dressing down and taking you far beyond the limitations of an average boot. All at a budget pleasing $149.95.

BUDGET: Steve Madden Joplynn Black Suede Ankle Boots

BUDGET: Steve Madden Joplynn Black Suede Ankle Boots

 

#4-A:  ANKLE HEEL BOOT — Designer Style     $498.00

Diane von Furstenberg Leopard Booties  

Bring out your wild side with these spectacular calf-hair ankle booties. The heel is a perfect height at 2.75”—high enough to look sexy and chic. Diane von Furstenberg did it right with this richly detailed leopard pattern in a comfortable slip-on boot. $498.00

DESIGNER:  DIANE von FURSTENBERG Booties

DESIGNER: DIANE von FURSTENBERG Booties

 

#4-B: ANKLE HEEL BOOT — Budget Style,   $149.00

Nine West Cozie Leopard Ankle Boots

There are so many things we appreciate about this richly patterned beautiful Nine West boot. The most obvious cool feature is the boldness of the leopard pattern which covers the boot nonstop from the toe to the bottom of the 4-inch heel. We love the gently undulating lines of the boot top and the side-zip closure. We’re thrilled with how it accessorizes all kinds of fashions—from a jacket-sweater-pants combo to a long or mid-calf skirt or mini dress. Most of all, it’s only $149.00, and that makes us very happy!

BUDGET:  Nine West Cozie Leopard Ankle Boots

BUDGET: Nine West Cozie Leopard Ankle Boots

 

#5-A:  RIDING BOOT — Designer Style     $1,350.00

Alexander Wang Over the Knee Boot

Alexander Wang’s spectacular over-the-knee riding boot drew wild applause from the runway crowds and critics at New York Fashion Week and was Fashionista’s pick for “Shoe of the Season.” This stand-out boot blends intricate, technical design with Alexander Wang’s signature restraint on an over-the-knee riding boot in smooth calfskin leather and athletic mesh. The two-tone boot features an exposed rhodium zip at the back and finishes with a Cuban heel and stacked sole in bright white leather. $1,350.00

BUDGET:  Alexander Wang Lovanni Over the Knee Boot

BUDGET: Alexander Wang Lovanni Over the Knee Boot

 

#5-B:  RIDING BOOT — BUDGET — $99

Report Gemi Over-the-Knee Boots  

With the classic lines and style of a designer boot many times its price, this ultra-long black beauty belongs in your collection. Gemi Over-the-Knee Boots feature a contrasting back zipper and small tapered chunky heel. We love how Report didn’t sacrifice comfort for style and instead created a boot you can easily wear into the wee hours of the morning. You’ll enjoy the rounded toe—with plenty of room for all your toes—a one-inch tapered chunky heel and a contrasting back zipper for easy on and off. This ultra-long pair is an amazing value at $99.00.

BUDGET:   Report Gemi Over-the-Knee Boots

BUDGET: Report Gemi Over-the-Knee Boots

 

#6-A

FUN FUR BOOT — DESIGNER — $607.00

Tory Burch Curran Embellished Suede Boots with Fur

These bedazzled boots from designer Tory Burch grabbed our attention. The embellished band is a festive boho touch and the perfect complement to the boot’s soft rabbit fur and cow leather suede. Slip these fully lined booties on your tootsies and feel warm and snug even on the coldest nights. $607.00

DESIGNER:  Tory Burch Curran Embellished Suede Boots with Fur

DESIGNER: Tory Burch Curran Embellished Suede Boots with Fur

 

#6-B:  FUN FUR BOOT — BUDGET — $53.00

JustFab Women’s Fairbanks Ankle Boots

A fun, flirty and fresh twist on the classic style. The Fairbanks Ankle Boot is a cozy boot with faux fur outer shaft and playful pom pom ties. Even though it’s faux suede, there’s nothing faux about the beauty, style and comfort of this beautiful boot. It’s a terrific value at $53.00.

BUDGET:  JustFab Women’s Fairbanks Ankle Boots

BUDGET: JustFab Women’s Fairbanks Ankle Boots

 

#7-A:  PLAID WATERPROOF BOOT — DESIGNER — $250.00

Burberry New Check Rain Boot

The signature Burberry check design on these simple rain boots will have you longing for rainy days. Over the past 150 years, the iconic British designer has evolved from creating their iconic “trench coat” for soldiers fighting in the WWI trenches. (Bet you didn’t know that!) Today their brand is classically chic and includes these knee-high check and knight-print rubber rain boots. Rubber outsole for traction and easy slip-on style. $250.00

DESIGNER:  Burberry New Check Rain Boot

DESIGNER: Burberry New Check Rain Boot

 

#7-B:  PLAID WATERPROOF BOOT — BUDGET — $80.00

Bogs Rainboot Buffalo Plaid

What’s right about this Bogs® 100% waterproof boot? Everything! We love the bold plaid in shiny crayon colors. And the comfort of this lightweight puddle jumper. And the Max-Wick™ moisture-wicking lining that keeps feet drier. And the easy pull-on style of the dual side handles. And the DuraFresh anti-odor protection. And, most of all, the $80.00 price tag. You’ll be singing in the rain with these fantastic boots!

BUDGET:  Bogs Rainboot Buffalo Plaid

BUDGET: Bogs Rainboot Buffalo Plaid

 

Which boots will you chose for your personal collection?

This season’s hottest boots will elevate your personal style and female body shape and make your confidence skyrocket. The key is knowing how to “shop your shape” and accentuate the positive and downplay any negative. The results? You’ve never looked better!

If you don’t know your measurements, visit Body Shape Guide.If you know your measurements, visit Calculate My Body Shape

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