the cost is all relative, I mean as to whether you view it as excessive and a burden.
I buy a latte every day. it costs like 3$ or more. Add that up and it's a lot! But, I adore my coffee, so I don't mind the cost.
But, I grouse about the cost of something like milk, or gas.
Anyway, Kerrits makes some really nice boot cut breeches/pants that you can wear out, over paddock boots or regular shoes. They are very flattering. When riding/showing , use half chaps with these breeches and paddock boots and you're good to go.
In general, if you get quality, you only have to buy it once. Cheap needs to be replaced and in the long run is rarely a good deal.