Oh, how we love taking military clothing and turning it into fashion. Army jackets, camouflage print... And of course, combat boots - the ultimate edgy shoe.
For me, personally, combat boots make everything look one hundred times cooler. As a 90's fashion lover, I can't help but imagine myself struttin' these around town. Or being in a band and wearing them at my gigs - I'll take either.
In recent times, we've seen the likes of Kaia Gerber and Hailey Bieber wearing combat boots. And I can see why - they're flattering on your leg even if they have no heel. Their comfortably chunky platforms offer not only good grip but flatter your ankle area and 'toughen' up any look (if you want them to). Trust me, I get taken more seriously when I wear combat boots. Except if I put them over denim and they scrunch up. Don't ever do that.
While daunting for some, I'm here to show you that combat boots are actually extremely versatile and go with pretty much anything. Whether you want to combine them with a flowery dress, leather skirt, or go all out 90's grunge with some denim and flannel, I'm going to run you through some of my favorite ALOHAS combat boot outfits so you won't be short for wear this season. Plus - as the name suggests - they're perfect for combating the cold (ha!).
10 Invincible Combat Boots Outfits For Fall/Winter
Alright, here's what's up. Whatever you've been told about white leather all your life is a lie. What was tacky before is tacky no longer. Get with the times! Plus, this is beige, not white. But whatever. The point is, when it comes to looking for a reliable pair of combat boots, people like to already plan what they're going to wear them with. But that's not a good idea! Boots should be bought because you're in love with them, and white isn't usually at the top of the list. Combinations should come later. Lucky for you, combat boots are super versatile. I would combine this light and sunny pair with a floral dress, a mini skirt, or some light blue jeans. Thoughts?Shop now
2. Gouache Cucumber Green
Whoa! There's nothing quite like the confidence boost you get from wearing a funky and colorful pair of combat boots. And this bottle green, vegan model is no exception. The Gouache (inspired by the pigment) is equal parts grungy equal parts fashionable. It takes that deep emerald color and gives it that biker chick spin, which we love. I've worn these with dark jeans and a leather jacket and I am just enamored. For a softer look, pair it with a trench coat and light jeans. That right there is a fall/winter uniform.Shop now
3. Peak Black Zipper
If you ask me, the Peak model is an excellent choice for those who are only now dipping their toes into the world of combat boots. They're fun, because instead of laces, they have a very stylish front zipper and a comfy grip sole that makes them look like chelsea boots from the side. Also, the fact that they're black means they go with anything by default. You can dress these up or down, but my recommendation is a cute turtleneck jumper, a maxi scarf and either some cute leggings (no, they're not out of style!) or some flared pants.Shop now
4. Armor Coffee Brown
Okay, so if you know a little bit about me, then you know that brown is my all-time favorite color for fashion, and combat boots are no exception. There's nothing that I love to strut around town with more than these extremely sexy stompers. Naturally, I fell for their chelsea boot appeal with the side panels and the platform sole. But there's more to them than that - they're the perfect height and really flatter your calves (and I know mine need some sprucing). I would choose to wear these with a crisp pair of white jeans, a soft cardigan and a long blazer coat.Shop now
5. Can Can Black Croco
Black is a classic, and it ain't ever going anywhere. I mean, the default color for combat boots is black, and you've seen it everywhere: influencers, models, biker chicks, hikers, and more. But this black combat boot model has a special twist - the faux crocodile pattern. I know, right? This gorgeous pair is one of our most loved, and I can see why. The subtleness of the pattern is sophisticated because it's unassuming, which also makes it easy to combine with anything. To wear these babes formally, I recommend an all black look - black office pants and a black blazer, brightened only by a white turtleneck.Shop now
Now, these stunning combat boots are laceless and have side panels, which makes them intersect with the chelsea boot vibe. However, their technical shape make them purely combat (plus, the camo color). They have quite a chunky platform and side zippers, so you can slip them on in a jiffy. I also love that they're slightly higher than ankle height. But besides all this, what makes me marvel at these rare beauties is their olive green color. It makes them perfect as boots for those colder early spring days, and works like a charm for all of fall and winter. Definitely wear these with a light, patterned skirt (think peach, blush pink, cream) and a cute roll neck jumper.Shop now
Okay, so for those bold dressers out there - this is the ultimate biker chick combat boot par excellence. Just look at them. I love how rough around the edges they are. For starters, they have eleven eyelets. ELEVEN. That's quite a lot. I love seeing the contrast between the silver and the black, and the very defined square toe is what does it for me. One just feels so empowered wearing these (and tempted to kick their enemies). The piece that you must wear with these is 100% a long leather jacket, a mini skirt or leather bermudas, some bold black sunglasses and a big attitude. Thank me later.Shop now
8. Armor Khaki
These babies are perfect if you want to keep it simple. As I always fervently defend, light colors are awesome for fall and winter. I know most of you are afraid to get lighter colored combat boots dirty with mud and rain, but luckily these are super easy to clean and to take care of. To combine, I would go for a patterned maxi skirt (I'm thinking flannel, Twin Peaks vibes) and of course a light beige trench, in case you want to make it French. C'est très chic!Shop now
Now at first glance, maybe these combat boots don't catch your eye. But look at them again. Hard. See that? Yeah, that's what happened to me. The more I look at them, the more I become enthralled with that rich iris color. I think it's subtle and classy, but it still makes a statement. I can totally imagine myself wearing these with a navy and white sailor jumper or top and some light stonewashed jeans. I know, right? It instantly transforms an outfit, all because of that magical color. One for the history books!Shop now
Another khaki daydream. Honestly, this shade is one that will never ever go out of style, and don't you forget it. And of course, it goes great on combat boots. Now you can hide from your ex in the bushes, no problem. When it comes to shades like these, I like the boots to do all the talking - wear neutral tones for this one, like a black slip dress with a short sleeve white top underneath. Super 90's Clueless vibes. Extra points for wearing high knee socks and rolling them like they're leg warmers!Shop now