Combat boots are the ultimate laced staple. Rock n’ roll sensibility has never looked more chic. This essential is completely wearable for all situations, from adding punctuation to your office dress codes to weekend casual. At Style Nine to Five we’ll show you 3 ways on how to don this smooth leather basic whether to embrace softer style or edgier rebellion. From Fashion Week we’ve seen them in a variety of styles from embellished with hardware to knee-grazing lengths. Versatile with all the cushioned comfort? These chunky heeled boots are definitely made for walking.
Why it works? It’s the perfect counterpoint to balancing high-voltage femininity yet sartorially nods to the iconic work-boot. What’s more? The combat boot is a seasonal asset to your capsule wardrobe, and on all our watches for modern updates. It lends itself to be a basic however it can equally be a focal point due to its intricate, masculine detailing. As an added bonus, the pieces noted on our style suggestions to accompany this boot are ones that are easily accessible and surely already nestled in your wardrobes! Whether you’re a seasoned fashion editor, newly minted intern, or simply wanting to pivot outside your comfort zone, the combat boot is the definitive choice for your style-laden happenings.
Style Tip? Throw on a pair of your favourite cleated, chunky sole combat as an alternative to the knee-high or classic ankle. Like Olivia’s ensemble, pair with sophisticated knitwear and duster coat or blazer. The workman’s appeal of these boots are the perfect staple for office appropriate. Accompany this style with a cigarette or printed pant and menswear blazer as our additional suggestion. Elegant ease done with flare. The ultimate stylish It girl’s tie-in for maximum impact.
Style Tip? Cocoonyourselfwith a cozy, oversized knit and distressed denim to top off an off-duty model ensemble. Your favourite shirt dress and leather blazer would be our perfect recommendation. A vintage tee and jeans is the signature look for this lug soled staple. Want to fully embrace the rock n’ roll edge? Complete the look with leather pants and a shearling jacket.
Style Tip? Donning the ultimate hi-low ensemble? Update the combat to party-ready heights with an iridescent, sequin skirt. The texture play with the turtleneck and midi-length sequin skirt add interest, yet keeps the look ultra-feminine with an edge. Alternative look? Pair with either a maxi dress, ruffled mini, or a silky slip. Throw over a leather blazer for a finishing touch. The compact appeal of these boots offset and balance a soft silhouette.
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Written by: Alexa Dikeakos