The time has come to swap your summer slides for fall ankle boots. And if you're like us, that statement is music to your ears. Luckily, one of the biggest trends to emerge for fall 2017 happens to be a flat ankle boot style (more music to your ears). We've recently noticed that more and more celebs, fashion insiders, models, and influencers have been sporting combat boots, those clunky-soled, typically lace-up shoes that give any look they're paired with a welcome dose of edge—from jeans and a T-shirt to a sweet floral-print dress.
As you'll see with the below looks, although temperatures in many parts of the world are still decidedly summery, it's not stopping fashion girls from jumping on the '90s-esque trend early on, as they're choosing to pair the fresh flat ankle boot style with denim skirts, dresses, and crop tops. And there are currently tons of cool styles on the market, from Alexander Wang to Zara, Stuart Weitzman, and more.
Read on to see how fashion girls are styling combat boots and shop our favorite styles!
Style Note: Use them to toughen up a sweet dress.
Style Note: Add a surprising twist to an otherwise conservative look.
Style Note: When in doubt, wear them with a moto jacket.
Style Note: A denim miniskirt plus combat boots equals major model-off-duty vibes.
Style Note: Let combat boots effortlessly transition your summer dresses to fall.
Style Note: Embrace the cool model-off-duty look, as Joan Smalls did, and wear them with fishnets.
Style Note: Denim Shorts work best with rugged brown combat boots.
Style Note: Opt for velvet combat boots if you prefer a more elegant feel.
This color is more versatile than you think.
Who knew combat boots could be this pretty?
You can't go wrong with a '90s classic.
These red laces are everything.
Borrow from the boys.
You can thank Mary-Kate and Ashley for helping to catapult the trend.
Perfect for the fashion girl seeking a bit of height (and not wanting to bother with laces).
Of course Alexander Wang made one of the coolest takes on the trend around.
This dark burgundy patent leather pair is just as versatile as black.
If The Row's version is over your budget, these will more than suffice.
Zipper-adorned combat boots feel especially polished.
If you want something particularly rugged and hiker-esque, these are for you.