ON FLOOR (clockwise, starting from lower left) Nicole tall black boots, $175; Wanted short black boots, $70, both at piperlime.com; Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots, $130 at Lori’s Shoes; alice + olivia for Payless red sunset slouch boot, $50; Christian Siriano for Payless teal slither zip boot, $50, both at Payless; Robert Wayne Salvador men’s boots, $94 at endless.com; Dollhouse boots with bows, $70 at piperlime.com.
THRIFTY TIPS l Find discounted boots at stores such as DSW. l Try Target or Lands’ End for rain boots that cost less than half the price of $115 Hunters. l Believe it or not, Timberland carries a few sharp-looking boots that typically cost between $150 and $220 and hold up for years. —Kevin Aeh and Jessica Herman