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I have a love affair with combat boots–especially with seeing all the live music that I do. They’re durable and rugged on the bottom (AKA non-slip), keep out the elements, are protective, and comfortable.
Oh, right. I can’t forget to mention how incredibly cool they look! I mean, that’s why you’re here, right?
Whether you’re styling a casual outfit or something a bit more upscale, these boots are a timeless wardrobe essential in anyone’s closet. Yes, I said anyone’s. That’s why I’m making this post.
Here are 15 different ways to wear combat boots using outfits you can recreate from your closet. Plus, I share the best (and cutest) combat boots to shop right now!
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Best Ways To Wear Combat Boots
how to wear combat boots with jeans
What’s more classic than a pair of combat boots with jeans? No matter what style of jeans, you can always add your favorite boots for a casual look.
Denim On Denim + Combat Boots
A classic blue jeans outfit with combat boots is the perfect everyday casual look. A basic white T-shirt provides a stylish canvas with any trending pair of denim for the minimalist. Straight-leg jeans with combat boots look great whether the jeans are rolled up at the bottom or left to bunch around the shaft of the boot.
White Jeans With Combat Boots
Looking for something a little more casual chic? Outfits with combat boots don’t necessarily need to be edgy. Try a pair of white jeans with combat boots for a cute, black-and-white outfit. Or style white combat boots with white separates to create a winter white outfit.
You can also flip-flop this outfit and try black jeans with white combat boots.
COmbat Boots And Wide Leg Jeans
It’s easy to create super casual looks with combat boots and wide-leg jeans. However, I’ve chosen to go the opposite route and create a more upscale style. A pair of trouser-style jeans provides a relaxed look with a bit of tailoring to juxtapose the grunge factor of the boots. Style with a knit top or cardigan and you have the perfect outfit for a casual Friday at the office or an afternoon at a winery.
Skirt And Combat Boots
I love wearing skirts and combat boots, whether in winter or summer. Any time of year, honestly. They make a skirt outfit look more playful and youthful.
Maxi Skirt With Combat Boots
Styling with a maxi skirt is one of my all-time favorite ways to wear combat boots. The boots help to dress a fancy skirt down or remain on par with something like a denim maxi skirt. Whether you’re going on a date, traveling, or standing in the GA section at a concert the contrasting pieces work incredibly well.
Combat Boots With A Pencil Skirt
Combat boots with a pencil skirt? Yes indeed. I opted for a maxi pencil skirt I scored at a vintage store. If you’re styling with a shorter pencil skirt, add a pair of matching tights to avoid your legs looking shorter. The tights should match the color of your boots or the color of your skirt.
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Plaid Skirt With combat Boots
This combo seems so obvious, especially with the academia aesthetic still going. But you don’t need to go all Britney Spears with your look. Try a longer plaid skirt with a sweater and a cropped blazer for a sophisticated twist on a classic schoolgirl outfit with combat boots.
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Pro-Tip: Most of my pictured outfits contain a touch of black so they style seamlessly with my black combat boots. This is an important tip for how to style shoes when your outfit has more than one color in it, so the black shoes don’t look random.
Combat Boots And Shorts
Black Denim With Combat Boots
A tonal black outfit with black denim creates a soft-edgy outfit with combat boots in the summer. Add tights when it’s cooler to get more wear out of this look.
Knit Jacket + Tailored Shorts + Combat Boots
Tailored shorts are the best way to dress up your combat boots in the warmer weather. Add a knit jacket for a classy, feminine look.
Combat Boots With Dresses
Fall Dress With Combat Boots
Autumnal dresses look chic when styled with combat boots. This is your answer if you hate wearing heels, but you need to dress up. This style is also perfect for a fall wedding that’s a bit more casual, or even an engagement photo shoot in a solid-colored dress.
Little Black Dress With Combat Boots
I love the idea of a cute LBD with a pair of combat boots for a balanced, masculine-feminine look. This is a style you can keep minimal and classic in all-black, juxtapose with a different-colored pair of combat boots, or get playful with a pair of patterned tights.
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Summer Dress With Combat Boots
I honestly think you can style any type of summer dress with combat boots. Combat boots make for good travel shoes when walking in the cobbled streets of Europe or keeping your feet clean at a music festival.
How To Wear Combat Boots To Work
So you want to wear your combat boots to work? Me too. I mentioned a few of the looks above as being work-appropriate in some instances, but here are a few more combat boots outfit ideas.
Dress Pants With Combat Boots
The easiest way to style combat boots for the office is with a pair of work trousers and a collared shirt. Add matching leather accessories and you have a polished business casual look.
Combat Boots With Cropped Pants
A longer cropped pant looks great with combat boots when the hem of the pants meets the top shaft of the boots. This creates a fluid outfit for the office, styled with a silk blouse, at any time of the year.
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Leather Pants And Combat Boots
The best way to style combat boots for work is with a dressy outfit. Style a knit top with a nice blazer and a pair of leather (or leatherette) pants. You can even pair a two or three-piece suit with your combat boots for an of-the-moment look.
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How To Wear Combat Boots Over 40
I think all of the combat boots outfits above would look great on any woman over 40 or 50, leveraging the clothes you have in your closet. It’s the same for any age or style type, so wear what makes you feel the most confident and happy.
Slim Pants + Oversized Blazer
Try a pair of slim corduroy pants (or leather leggings) for a fall or winter outfit and add an oversized blazer or jacket to cover your backside. This is the grown-up streetwear look, perfect for running errands.
Relaxed Denim ANd Combat Boots
Relaxed jeans look fresh tucked into combat boots. Do this with a taller combat boot, like in the photo below. Dress up the look with a tailored blazer.
If you can’t stand the thought of tucking your jeans into your boots, roll them up instead or let them hang full-length for an equally, modern chic look.
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Simple Top And Jeans Combat Boots Outfit
A simple top and pair of classic denim jeans styles just right, any time of the year. Add a long scarf and a puffer jacket or vest to take you through the fall and winter.
Best Combat Boots
The best combat boots are the ones that you’ll wear the most (but who says you only need one pair?!). I prefer a style with a lug sole because I wear them to concerts, farms, and in inclement weather. I’m currently wearing the Thursday Boot Company Women’s Captain (StormKing® Edition) and I absolutely love them.
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