20 Pairs of Un-Basic Fall Boots (for Every Budget)

Classic black ankle booties will always hold a special place in our fall wardrobes. Still, the state of the world being what it is, it’s nice to liven up your day-to-day by any means possible. We — and a host of designers — recommend starting from the ground up by picking up pairs of the best fall boots.

To wit: the electric thigh-highs, cool cowboy boots, tough combats and daunting-yet-functional heels for Fall 2021 are enough to convince anyone to give their boring ol’ booties, well, the boot. Scroll down to see what we mean and shop the season’s freshest, flashiest boot trends. Some are incredibly affordable, some for when you’re having a treat yo’self moment, all equally covetable.