I’m Obsessed With Combat Boots—11 New 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 is the combat boot. They’re an easy way to instantly toughen up and 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 boots I love? Go on to see 11 combat boot outfits I personally plan on wearing all season long.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Next, see which 15 fall shoes have glowing reviews on Amazon (and 9 more I think are pretty).