I'm Obsessed With Combat Boots—Here Are 11 Ways I Plan on Styling Them This Fall

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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)

Next, see which 15 fall shoes have glowing reviews on Amazon (and 9 more I think are pretty).

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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