There’s no doubt boots are a fall staple, and one style I keep seeing—and wearing myself—year after is the combat boot. They’re an easy way to instantly toughen up and outfit and add a cool, forward edge. Paired with jeans and a leather jacket, they’re the perfect weekend look. But they can also fit into the more traditionally elegant wardrobes—just take a look at how Michelle Amo styled them with a chic suit for an outfit that feels both polished and cool. Want to see other fashion girl–approved looks involving the boots I love? Go on to see 11 combat boot outfits I personally plan on wearing all season long.
Combat boots toughen up a floral puff-sleeve dress, creating a look that's pretty but not overly sweet.
Faithfull the Brand Thea Mini Dress in La Guardia Floral Print ($179)
Dr. Martens 1460 Pascal Boot ($150)
Okay, not all combat boot outfits have to tap into the boots' grunge side. Polish them up with a suiting look and a cool bag.
Who What Wear Collection Camilla Blazer ($155)
Who What Wear Collection Norah High-Waisted Trousers ($155)
H&M Boots ($34)
Instead of reaching for jeans and a tee with your boots, try leather trousers and a knit top. It's a combo that's just as easy to put together but looks far more elevated.
Mango Ribbed Knit Top ($50)
Staud Domino Vegan Leather Wide-Leg Pants ($375)
Sam Edelman Garret Bootie ($180)
Tap into the '90s aesthetic when you wear a simple slip dress with combat boots. Throw on a cardigan if you need an extra layer.
Astr the Label Gaia Dress ($98)
Madewell Clemence Cropped Cardigan Sweater ($88)
Ba&Sh Como Buckle Strap Boots ($445)
Seeing as I'm all about sweater vests this fall, too, I'll be trying this casual look the first chance I get.
H&M Ribbed Sweater Vest ($13)
Agolde Crisscross Upsize High Waist Jeans ($141)
Dr. Martens Jadon Boots ($180)
Again with the '90s! Combat boots undoubtedly have a throwback feel to them, another easy way to lean into that vibe is through a printed mini dress and bucket hat.
Kiss the Sky Electric Swirl Mesh Mini Dress ($54)
Ash Lets Moto Combat Boots ($285)
Lack of Color Wave Bucket Hat ($89)
You really can't go wrong with a pretty dress and tough boots. It's a match made in heaven, IMO, and even in all-black the silhouette stands out.
En Saison Poplin Scallop Detail Mini Dress ($120)
Mango Lace-Up Track Sole Boots ($100)
Try this trending fall look with combat boots: prep-school on top with a collared shirt layered underneath a crewneck and grunge on bottom with leather trousers and boots.
H&M Cotton Shirt ($25)
& Other Stories Oversized Knit Sweater ($99)
Agolde Recycled Leather Fitted '90s Pants ($298)
Balenciaga Strike Matte-Leather Ankle Boots ($950)
Another styling trick I love is to marry combat boots with tall socks sticking out. It gives even the prettiest dress a bit of edge.
Ganni Check Seersucker Puff Sleeve Minidress ($235)
Stems Blocked Rib Socks ($19)
Sam Edelman Lydell Mixed Media Combat Boot ($150)
For those days when the weather can't make up its mind, try an oversized cardigan with denim shorts and boots. It works because it's a little unexpected.
Bp. Tipped Varsity Cardigan ($55)
Good American Good '90s High Waist Step Hem Denim Shorts ($77)
Urban Outfitters Nina Combat Boot ($89)
Lastly, keep this comfortable outfit idea involving an oversize shacket and loose jeans in your back pocket for fall weekends.
H&M Felted Shirt Jacket ($50)
Levi's High Waist Dad Jeans ($98)
Zara Transparent Sole Leather Ankle Boots ($149)
This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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