Every year around this time, I start getting a lot of email requests for help in finding affordable boots. And while I have previously talked about this type of footwear being a worthwhile investment, I've also noticed that the affordable pairs I own are the ones I reach for most often (and have held up even better than my more expensive shoes). Below I've rounded up the best budget-friendly options that this season has to offer in varying shapes & finishes. I chose to focus specifically on ankle-grazing styles because I find these to be the most flattering & versatile for pairing with denim, skirts & dresses alike. So whether you're looking for a low-heel casual boot or something with a bit more height & sophistication, there's something here for everyone!