Combat boots aren’t just for the military anymore. The footwear trend emerged a couple years ago and won’t be retiring anytime soon. As a welcome alternative to sky-high stilettos (painful!) and ballet flats (boring!), combat boots instantly add edge to any outfit. Here are four ways you can rock this trend:
1. Go grunge!
The grungy look so popular in the early ’90s is what combat boots were made for. Comb your closet (or find an excuse to go shopping) for a pair of acid wash jeans. Complete the look with a tank top and an oversized plaid shirt in a bold pattern. Our belt-around studded combat boots give the outfit more of that messy, undone ’90s vibe!
2. Go trendy!
With a pair of combat boots like these Rihanna Buckled Biker boots, featuring metal hardware, buckles and belt, keep the rest of your ensemble simple for a very current look. Basic pieces, like a pair of slim black leggings and the perfect white V-neck tee, are ideal for these knee-high shoes. For a slightly dressier feel, throw on a blazer such as this Kate Moss Strong Shoulder Blazer in black.
3. Go girly!
For all the girly-girls with an inner tomboy, combat boots offer the perfect counterbalance to your feminine dresses. Try pairing your boots with a cute floral frock– Nordstrom’s Frenchie dress is a great option – and and a cropped denim vest. The shoes offset the girliness of the outfit.
4. Go glam!
Who knew that combat boots could be glam? Envision Dr. Martens inspired combat boots paired with a black dress for a night out! Slip on a gown like BCBG Max Azria dress for a look that’s both sexy and casual. Accessorize with chunky gold jewelry like cuff bracelets or statement rings to finish off the outfit.