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How To Style Combat Boots

News flash: combat boots are more than a passing trend. They're here to stay.

Wearing combat boots is all about striking a balance between the bold and the refined. It’s not rocket science, but if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, our style insiders have you covered.

How to Style Combat Boots Five Ways

1. Play it safe or edgy with jeans

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There’s nothing wrong with playing it safe. Jeans, white tee, combat boots – it’s a winning combination everywhere, every time.

Feeling more adventurous? Lean into the edgy grunge-come-motorcycle effect of the combat boot with a pair of black skinny jeans, a band tee, and a leather jacket. Add a touch of sophistication with a French tuck, and you’re good to go.

2. Go a little feminine with mini skirts

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Combat boots are rough and ready for anything, but that doesn’t mean you can’t adorn your favourite feminine frocks and skirts.

Create contrast by pairing your combat boots with a patterned mini skirt (florals and tartan are fantastic options) and a tight-fitting cami. If it’s cold out, an oversized knit or vintage denim jacket will keep you cosy.

If black boots are still too harsh, why not experiment with white combat boots? White pairs perfectly with soft pink, blue, and mint green tones. Try a pleated pastel tennis skirt and cropped tie-front cardigan.

3. Keep cosy and comfortable with leggings

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Speaking of cosy, combat boots are essential winter footwear.

If you’re heading out on a cute hot chocolate date or catching a movie with friends, comfort is imperative. So, pop on a pair of your favourite black leggings, layer over a longline wool coat, and add a fuzzy, pom-pom-topped beanie. It’s snow bunny chic.

4. Show off that iconic look with leather pants

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Black jeans are a tried-and-true staple, but leather (or faux leather) pants are iconic, so get ready to channel your inner Instagram baddie.

You’ve got your leather pants (leather-look leggings work, too). Now, add an oversized graphic hoodie, a puffer jacket, and your favourite pair of slimline sunglasses. Combat boots complete the look.

5. Try nineties fashion with slip dresses

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Nineties fashion is all the rage, and combat boots were an essential accessory for the grunge kings and queens of the day.

Pair your combat boots with a midi-length slip dress. If you opt for a single-coloured slip dress, go for black or a deep jewel tone, like teal or purple. If patterns are more your thing, florals are an excellent place to start.

Keep it simple or add a light-wash denim jacket – the bigger, the better.

If grunge isn’t really your thing, stick with the slip dress, adding a soft cardigan instead of a jacket.

Now, It’s Your Turn

Now that you know how to style combat boots, they'll become your wardrobe favourites – those shoes you can rely on whatever the weather, whatever the occasion.

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