These sleek boots will keep you warm and stylish on a budget

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Season after season, knee-high riding boots strut their stuff down runways and sidewalks. The sleek leather boot is a closet staple with its versatility and ability to keep you warm—but these trendy boots don’t come cheap. Luckily, there are low-cost alternatives to the classic knee-high leather boot that will keep both your style and savings on trend. In this episode of In The Know: Duped, host Oneika shares her favorite boot dupes to keep you looking fashion-forward on a budget. 

Aquatalia’s Cambria Weatherproof Riding Boot is a gorgeous equestrian-inspired classic knee-high leather boot. “They are made from the softest Italian leather, and not only are they cute, they are super comfy as well,” says Oneika. The kicker? These boots retail at $595. But don’t panic, there’s a low-cost alternative for these boots: the Franco Sarto Marli Boot.

Oneika notes that the Franco Sarto Marli Boot is almost identical in finish, texture and silhouette to the Aquatalia Cambria Boot, but is a fraction of the cost at $104. The only snag is that it’s not waterproof, but that can be easily solved with some waterproof shoe protector spray. 

“I just love how sleek this boot is,” says Oneika of the Franco Sarto Marli Boot. “It just gives you that touch of refinement while keeping you comfy and warm.” Plus, with its classic yet versatile silhouette, the Franco Sarto Marli Boot can be worn with casual or more dressy outfits, and can be paired with nearly everything in your closet, from jeans to skirts. 
So if you’ve ever wanted to ride the equestrian trend with knee-high leather boots without spending as much money as it would cost to actually buy a horse, then the Franco Sarto Marli Boot might be just the ticket, and you’ll be stomping down the street in style in no time.

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