If You Raid Any It Girl's Closet, You'll Find These Exact Combat Boots

There have always been wardrobe staples in my closet that have the ability to transcend seasons, defying the flow of my personal style. Among my collection of timeless accessories lies a good pair of combat boots. These rugged yet effortlessly chic boots have seamlessly transitioned from their military origins to become a coveted statement piece among It girls. 

Whether you're a die-hard fan of the combat-boot trend or a newcomer looking to make a statement with your footwear this season, you're about to discover the exact pairs that have earned a permanent spot in the wardrobes of style icons worldwide. Below, discover the 25 combat boots that are currently at the top of my shopping list.


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This is exactly how I imagine wearing my combat boots on the daily—with a pair of black slim-fit jeans, a boxy jacket, and a nice white tee.


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Don't worry—combat boots can be dressed up too. Just pair them with your favorite minidress and a glitzy belt.


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Give your trench coats new life by pairing them with tights and Dr. Martens. 


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Since combat boots are such a '90s staple, a slip dress is a no-brainer.


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Give a soft knit some edge with leather pants and cool city-chic combat boots.

Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.