Maybe it’s in part due to my serious shoe obsession, but when heading back to school, fashionable (and comfortable) footwear is a priority. Between walking from class to class and catching up with friends, a Fashionista needs to be prepared for whatever a busy day may throw her way. One footwear trend that I love — and one that happens to be huge on Temple’s campus — is the combat boot. With a history that dates back centuries, the utilitarian-style boot has been getting trendier with each passing season and its popularity only continues to grow.
I spotted this Fashionista rocking the perfect back to school look complete with a classic pair of lace-up combat boots. She looks chic and stylish in an adorable pair of high-waisted shorts and a graphic tee. A slouchy sweater over top gives off a super laid-back vibe and is sure to keep this Fashionista comfortable while sitting in class. I love the effortlessly cool vibe that the boots give off when paired with a simple pair of shorts. The high lace-up look of her combat boots provides an edgy contrast to an otherwise simple outfit.
There is a combat boot that suits just about every style, whether it’s preppy, punk or minimalistic. To channel a glam vibe, opt for a pair of boots with gold hardware detailing like these by Steve Madden. This super modern boot, detailed with buckles, laces and zippers, is the perfect complement to a floral dress for fall to create the perfect balance of hard versus soft.
With so many different ways to add a little edge to your style this fall, a great pair of combat boots is well worth the investment.