Trend Alert: Combat Boots

Combat boots

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.

This entry was published on April 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm. It’s filed under Fashion Tips, STREETWEARS, Trend Alert and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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