Combat Baby! How To – Wear Combat Boots

The last time combat boots were hot was in the early-mid nineties, so it’s about time they made a comeback. Back then, they were being worn with flannel shirts and wooley socks. To pull this look off today, we recommend leaving the alt-grunge pieces where they belong – in our memories and photographs that were developed in an actual lab. The key to keeping this look current is to mix the edginess of the boots with softness, femininity, and contrasting materials. Think if it as opposites attracting and try out one or two (or three or four!) of our favorite looks below.

How to Wear Combat Boots

Lace

Dusty Rose Lace Dusty rose lace blazer $51.00 from LuLu’s

This lace blazer would be lovely with a simply white T, combat boots, and black leggings. The flowiness of the blazer is a great contrast to the hip-hugging leggings. That goes double for soft pink lace paired with solid black leather boots.

Perdy A.

Perdy A.

Perdy started shopping at young age. Unfortunately, it was 1992 and it is safe to say she has not fully recovered from some of the horrifying outfits that found her matching her sweater to her belt, her belt to her headband, and her headband to her socks. Thankfully those days are long over and she is a very proud survivor of 365 Fashion Rehab — a project she entered into somewhat unwillingly, created by her and childhood best friend Ali Dunn — that forced her to put her credit card(s) on ice for a full year; no clothes, no makeup, no accessories (yes, you read that right).
Perdy A.