How to wear combat boots

Combat boots are sturdy leather lace-up boots that are usually slightly longer than ankle boots. They usually come in black or tan. Similar to the relationship between Converse and white canvas sneakers, when people talk about combat boots, they mostly refer to Dr. Martin. Combat boots are such iconic items that you’ll want at least one pair in your closet. For this blog post, I rounded up some of the best ways to style combat boots. Let’s look at them now.

Wear it with a checked flannel shirt and a denim jacket

Flannel plaid shirt denim jacket combat boots

I’ll start the list of ideas with an outfit that uses some clever overlay tricks. For the top, wear a white shirt with a plaid flannel shirt over it. Then add another layer with a denim jacket. Complete this stylish look with lots of character with leggings and black combat boots.

Black combat boots with denim jacket and black skinny jeans


As a casual fall and winter outfit, you can wear black combat boots with a white t-shirt, denim jacket and black skinny jeans. Wear a scarf and a knit hat to complete this comfy-looking and stylish outfit.

Brown combat boots with army jacket and skinny jeans

brown combat boots army jacket skinny jeans

Brown combat boots go well with jeans. For example, simply wear a black sweater and an army jacket for the top. Pair them with skinny jeans and brown combat boots. Wear a brown or red scarf to complete the look. I can see this as the perfect outfit for casual winter or fall hangouts.

Wear yours with a gray sleeveless print t-shirt and black cuffed jeans

gray sleeveless printed t-shirt black combat boots

As the name suggests, “combat boots” allow you to look tough and stylish. Let’s try to wear it in a way that makes it feel more like a fight. First, you want to show off your arms by wearing a sleeveless t-shirt. Wear black skinny jeans. You want to tie the jeans together to make it look like you’re ready to really move your body. Complete the look with black combat boots. Avoid carrying a woman’s handbag for a unified look. It’s fun sometimes to dress like this when friends meet up, to surprise them a little and still look decent.

Wear it with a comfy white knit sweater and black leggings

comfortable white knit sweater brown combat boots

A comfortable white knit sweater almost always makes for a glamorous and feminine look. Pair it with black leggings and brown combat boots. Further enhance your beauty by wearing a gray knit scarf and a gray knit beanie.

Black leather jacket, gray t-shirt and ripped jeans

Combat boots with black leather jacket

Here’s another outfit that emphasizes the “combat” feel in the combat boots. The outfit is very simple and typical. Just wear a gray t-shirt and jeans with a black leather jacket and combat boots.

Wear it with an oversized fluffy knit sweater and leather leggings

oversized fluffy leather knit sweater

For an eye-catching outfit with very contrasting tops and bottoms, you can wear an oversized fluffy knit sweater for the top. Pair it with leather leggings and black combat boots. Carry a black handbag for these pieces to go well together.

Oversized black knit sweater with leather skirt

black combat boots black knit sweater leather skirt

This is an all black outfit that looks surprisingly beautiful and classy instead of looking dark. This is easily my favorite outfit idea on the list. For the top, wear an oversized black knit sweater. Pair it with a black leather mini skirt and black combat boots. These pieces just look so perfectly matched. Try this minimalist and elegant outfit. It doesn’t seem very difficult to do.

Black mini dress, denim jacket, stockings and combat boots

black combat boots mini dress stockings

As seen in this previous example, a mini skirt and combat boots combo looks great without stockings. Despite this, you can still wear stockings. The outfit just feels more sophisticated than refreshing. Using this outfit as an example, wear a black mini dress with a denim jacket layered over it. You can see the black combat boots are assembled with stockings. You can imagine that if there are no stockings, the look will be more refreshing and younger. Wearing the stocks gives you a more mature and feminine look instead.

Wear yours with a maxi dress and a black leather jacket

Maxi dress black leather jacket combat boots

This is a more unique one that includes a maxi dress. A maxi dress usually doesn’t go with combat boots because it makes you look too chunky to put together. To fix this, the maxi dress you’re wearing just needs to be slightly shorter so there’s probably an inch of skin showing between your combat boots and the dress. Also, you’ll want to balance the dress’s awkwardness with a sleek black leather jacket.

Brown boots with green comfy sweater and leggings

brown combat boots green comfortable sweater leggings

For a minimalist yet comfortable look, consider this outfit whether you’re wearing it to work or casual gatherings. It’s a simple outfit that consists of a green comfy sweater, black leggings and brown combat boots. Add a feminine touch to your linen scarf. It’s one of those outfits that’s so easy to pull off that you look good but doesn’t require a lot of attention from others.

All black with a sleeveless t-shirt and leather pants

sleeveless top leather leggings combat boots

Here is another “combat” outfit. It’s all black so you don’t look dark and tough but also make you look taller and slimmer. Wear a long sleeveless t-shirt with leather pants and black combat boots to achieve this cool look.

So there is a list of my favorite ways to wear combat boots. I have to admit that I’m a big fan of iconic shoes, as is all white Converse and black Dr. Martin’s are. They just have that special character that never fades over time.

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