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Best on a Budget: Chelsea Boots

Alexa Chung's fur vest, skinny jeans and black ankle boots fashion style look
If I were a shoe, I'm pretty sure I'd be a Chelsea boot. This classic style first made popular by the Beatles is practical yet polished, with a sensible heel and elastic panels on the side for easy slip-on styling. It's in every model-off-duty and cool girl's closet (which is what I not-so-secretly wish I was) and that's why you'll spot it on the likes of Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Do Chelsea boots need any more endorsement than these A-list fashion icons? You can invest in a genuine leather pair that will never go out of style or try the trend with one of these picks under $100 - I guarantee you'll be hooked!

Alexa Chung Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews

1. JustFab Linden Boots $19.95 for VIPs
I am completely obsessed with these boots. I mean, ub-SESSED (spoken with Rachel Zoe intonation). I got my pair in black c/o JustFab a couple weeks ago and have been wearing them non-stop. Yes, they're cheap, but they don't look cheap (unless you look real close) and they're surprisingly comfortable. Love.

Linden by JustFab

2. Dorothy Perkins Chelsea Boot $44
This is the quintessential Chelsea, perfect for pairing with superskinny jeans and a cocoon coat this fall.

3. Forever 21 Chelsea Boots $34.80
Try the Chelsea in a rich shade of green for an unexpected twist that's still totally wearable.

4. ZARA Chelsea Boots $99.90 (also in brown)
No one does high fashion for less quite like Zara - these look so luxe!

5. Topshop Chelsea Boot $84
Leave it to the UK high street brand to make a perfect Chelsea boot, a staple in every London girl's closet.

6. H&M Flat Boots $35 (also in black)
Rendered in faux suede, these Chelsea lookalikes capture the boho-chic spirit of the Chelsea.

7. BDG Chelsea Boots $59
For a boot that looks borrowed from the boys, try BDG's version in a wear-with-everything brown leather.

8. Saint Laurent Chelsea Boots $995
Okay, okay, just teasin' with these but I couldn't resist! Aren't they gorgeous!?

Love these boots! I can't believe how many great options there are! I'm really loving Dorothy Perkins stuff, and those boots are my fav.

#1 Amy (Homepage) on 2013-11-06 23:03 (Reply)
Do you know if Dorothy Perkin's Chelsea Boots fit true to size? or should I size up.
#1.1 Mary on 2014-06-01 20:21 (Reply)
Love the ZARA boots!
#2 Marta (Homepage) on 2013-11-07 01:05 (Reply)
Love a chelsea boot :-)
#3 Natasha kembrey (Homepage) on 2013-11-07 05:09 (Reply)
Couldn't resist those cute black boots on I signed up :-)
#4 Gail on 2013-11-07 06:33 (Reply)
I have the Zara boots. They are amazing! I was looking at more expensive brands like Jil Sander and Church's and these are perfect and much less expensive. I definitely recommend them.
#5 Marissa on 2013-11-07 10:24 (Reply)
So Enjoy the blog!
I have two preschool daughters and would like to see if there is any similar blog for kids (celebrity kids on budget??)or do you want to include this too?
#6 Kiki on 2013-11-07 12:41 (Reply)
I have plans to launch a site for kids/babies but it will be a while! Thanks for your interest!
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-11-08 17:12 (Reply)
The JustFab boots are so cute and such a steal!

#7 Leslie (Homepage) on 2013-11-07 17:00 (Reply)
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