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3 Easy Ways To Style Combat Boots With Completely Different Vibes

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Combat boots are eternal. People have been stomping in this grunge style since the ‘40s. Now, they’re a wardrobe statement no matter the subculture. But, how do you wear combat boots if you’re new to the look? Break out your fave pair and try them with any of these vibes.

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Channel major Courtney Love vibes by wearing your combat boots with a slip dress. The airy and soft feel of the dress with the rough-and-tough vibe of your shoes is a contrast made in heaven. Live your best grunge life.

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Lug-Sole Combat Boots
Forever 21

The padded insole of these combat boots makes them super comfortable, while the silhouette is as classic combat as you can get.

Satin Slip Mini Dress
Nasty Gal

Add a flannel to this simple dress, pair them both with your combat boots, and make Daria proud.


On the days when you want to be cozy but look like you put in smidge more effort than you did, pair your comfiest bike shorts with combat boots. They add a chic edge to your athleisure look that takes your look from sporty to practically editorial.

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Monalisa Combat Boots for Women

These matte black boots have a lot of extra details that make them pop out of the lineup, be it the chunky platform or the ankle strap. There’s no need for a purse with this pouch.

Moss High-Rise Bike Short
Girlfriend Collective

Take your gym look straight to brunch with these breathable, comfy shorts and just a quick change into your fave combat boots.


Combat boots and patterned pants are a tale as old as time. Since the shoes are most often just black, they don’t distract from your statement pants but, instead, enhance just how funky they are.

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Betty Black
Steve Madden

For those who like a little extra height, Steve Madden’s Betty Boots have a 1.25-inch platform but are still comfortable nonetheless.

Heart Pattern Pink Flares

Even the model paired her printed heart pants with combat boots. The slight flare of these pants give your shoes plenty of room to lace around your ankles.


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