I'm Obsessed With Combat Boots—Here Are 11 Ways I Plan on Styling Them This Fall

There's no doubt boots are a fall staple, and one style I keep seeing—and wearing myself—year after year is combat boots. They're an easy way to instantly toughen up an outfit and add a cool, forward edge. Paired with jeans and a leather jacket, they're the perfect weekend look. But they can also fit into the more traditionally elegant wardrobes—just take a look at how Michelle Amo styled them with a chic suit for an outfit that feels both polished and cool. Want to see other fashion girl–approved looks involving the best boots I love? Go on to see 11 combat boot outfits I personally plan on wearing all season long.


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Combat boots toughen up a floral puff-sleeve dress, creating a look that's pretty but not overly sweet.


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Okay, not all combat boot outfits have to tap into the boots' grunge side. Polish them up with a suiting look and a cool bag.


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Instead of reaching for jeans and a tee with your boots, try leather trousers and a knit top. It's a combo that's just as easy to put together but looks far more elevated.


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Tap into the '90s aesthetic when you wear a simple slip dress with combat boots. Throw on a cardigan if you need an extra layer.


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Seeing as I'm all about sweater-vests this fall, too, I'll be trying this casual look the first chance I get.


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Again with the '90s! Combat boots undoubtedly have a throwback feel to them, so another easy way to lean into that vibe is through a printed minidress and bucket hat.


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You really can't go wrong with a pretty dress and tough boots. It's a match made in heaven, IMO, and even in all black, the silhouette stands out.


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Try this trending fall look with combat boots: prep school on top with a collared shirt layered underneath a crew-neck and grunge on bottom with leather trousers and boots.


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Another styling trick I love is to marry combat boots with tall socks sticking out. It gives even the prettiest dress a bit of edge.


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For those days when the weather can't make up its mind, try an oversize cardigan with denim shorts and boots. It works because it's a little unexpected.


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Lastly, keep this comfortable outfit idea involving an oversize shacket and loose jeans in your back pocket for fall weekends.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, see the flat shoe trend we're buying instead of heels this season.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.