12 Best Tips on How to Wear Combat Boots for Women

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Combat boots are those tough looking lace up leather boots that are usually slightly longer than ankle boots. They mostly come in black or brown. Much like the relationship between Converse and white canvas sneakers, when people talk about combat boots, they are referring to Dr. Martin most of the time. Combat boots are such iconic items that you would like to at least have a pair of them in your wardrobe. For this blog post, I have put together some of the best ways to style combat boots. Let’s check them out now.

Wear with Flannel Plaid Shirt & Denim Jacket

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I am going to start off the list of ideas with a outfit that uses some clever layering tricks. For the top, wear a white shirt with a flannel plaid shirt layered over it. Then, add a further layer with a denim jacket. Complete this stylish look that has a lot of character with leggings and black combat boots.

Black Combat Boots with Denim Jacket & Black Skinny Jeans


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

Brown Combat Boots with Army Jacket & Skinny Jeans

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Brown combat boots look awesome with jeans. As an 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 outfit. I can see this as the perfect outfit for casual hangouts in the winter or in the fall.

Wear with Grey Sleeveless Print Tee & Cuffed Black Jeans

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As the name suggests, “combat boots” can make you look tough and stylish. Let’s try to wear it in a way that has a more “combat” feel. First, you would want to show your arms by wearing a sleeveless print t shirt. Wear black skinny jeans. You would want to cuff the jeans to look like you are ready to really move your body. And of course, finish the look by wearing the black combat boots. To keep the look consistent, don’t wear a feminine purse. It is sometimes fun to dress like that for friends’ gathering just to give them a little bit of surprise while still looking decent.

Wear with Comfy White Knit Sweater & Black Leggings

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For an adorable and feminine look, a comfy white knit sweater almost always works. Pair it with black leggings and brown combat boots. Further upgrade your loveliness by wearing a grey knit scarf and a knit hat.

Black Leather Jacket, Grey Tee & Ripped Jeans

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Here is another outfit that actually brings out the “combat” feel in the combat boots. The outfit is very simple and typical. Simply wear a grey t shirt and jeans with a black leather jacket and combat boots.

Wear with Oversized Fluffy Knit Sweater & Leather Leggings

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For an eye catching outfit that has very contrasting top and bottom, you can wear an oversized fluffy knit sweater for the top. Pair it with leather leggings and black combat boots. Carry a black purse to make these pieces blend in well together.

Oversized Black Knit Sweater with Leather Skirt

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This is an all-black outfit that surprisingly looks lovely and classy instead of looking dark. This is easily my favorite outfit idea among the list. For the top, wear an oversized black knit sweater. Pair it with a black mini leather skirt and black combat boots. These pieces just look so perfectly matched when put together. You should give this minimal and classy outfit a try. It does not seem very difficult to pull off.

Black Mini Dress, Denim Jacket, Stockings & Combat Boots

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As seen in this previous example, a mini skirt and combat boots combination looks good without any stockings. Having said that, you can still wear stockings with them. The outfit will just have a more sophisticated feel instead of a more refreshing one. 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 put together with stockings. You can picture that the look will be more refreshing and young if no stockings are present. As a result of wearing the stocks, you get a more mature and feminine look instead.

Wear with Maxi Dress & Black Leather Jacket

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This is a more unique one that involves a maxi dress. A maxi dress usually don’t work well with combat boots as they will make you look too clunky when put together. To fix that, the maxi dress you wear has to be just a little shorter so that there is probably an inch of skin showing between your combat boots and the dress. Also, you will want to balance out the clumsiness of the dress with a smart looking black leather jacket.

Brown Boots with Green Comfy Sweater & Leggings

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For a minimal yet comfortable look, you may want to consider this outfit whether you are wearing to work or to causal hangouts. It is a simply outfit that consists of a green comfy sweater, black leggings and brown combat boots. Add a little bit of extra feminine touch with a linen scarf. It is one of those outfits that is so easy to pull off yet make you look good enough but won’t demand a lot of attention from others.

All Black with Sleeveless Tee & Leather Pants

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Here is another “combat” outfit. It is an all-black one that not make you 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 the list of my favorite ways to wear combat boots. I have to admit that I am a big fan of iconic shoes like all white Converse and black Dr. Martins. They just have the special character in them that never fade with time.