Confession: Rather than reaching for my biggest snowshoes on the iciest days in the winter, I turn to the shoe trend that never goes out of style: combat boots. In addition to having tough traction that I swear by, these no-nonsense boots take any outfit to grunge chic in seconds flat. So whether you need a little wardrobe motivation for the blustery trek to your 8 a.m. or your next date night, let these six outfits serve as inspo the next time nasty winter weather strikes.
Give Minimalist Basics a Dose of Punk
Pair these edgy shoes with a striped sweater tucked into a basic black miniskirt to punch up an otherwise minimal look. Finish with an oversize bag and cool sunglasses for an outfit you can easily wear if you’re always on the go.
Toughen Up a French-Inspired Look
Pair colors and patterns with basic black combat boots to keep your shoes from distracting from the rest of your look. Add a fun choker, black ankle socks, and a bright beret for major Parisian vibes.
Add Ruffled Socks For a Softer Touch
Soften the edges of your toughest boots with a pair of frilly white socks.When the chill of winter rolls in, opt for a long faux-fur jacket with dark ripped jeans for a toughened-up cold-weather look.
Go for a Throwback Vibe With Retro Silhouettes
Dress Them Up With a Floral Skirt
Offset Black Kicks With All-Blue Everything
Brighten up a rainy day with navy blue velvet pants, an oversize denim jacket, and chunky blue combat boots. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bright colors and unique textures to create a winter ensemble that will lighten your dreary mood.
How are you wearing combat boots this season? Let us know in the comments below!
Featured photo by @emilyciavatta.