How To Style Combat Boots: 10 Effortless Outfits

Fall is finally upon us! You know what that means…it’s time to break out those combat boots that have been collecting dust the past few months.

I’ve been wearing combat boots for as long as I can remember. What I love the most about them is how versatile they are and you can wear them with pretty much anything!

But I know why you’re here. You’re in a fashion rut, right? I totally understand what it’s like to feel like you’re creative style juices aren’t flowing. This is why I decided to write this article on how to style combat boots with my favorite, effortless looks.

So if you’re here because you’re sitting in a graveyard of outfit fails, keep reading to see my favorite outfits to wear with combat boots.

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My Favorite Combat Boots

Before we get into the ~lewks~, let’s talk about the combat boots featured in this article.

My go-to pair of combat boots are my Doc Martens Leona’s. I’ve had these bad boys for years and they still look as good as new. My favorite thing about these boots is the height that they give me with their platform. I’m 5′ 3″, but when I wear these I feel much taller which I love!

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Dr. Martens | Amazon | Nordstrom | Zappos

The other pair you’ll see below are my Steve Madden Kurrt boot. I recently purchased these bad boys because I wanted a beige pair of combat boots because, ya know, your girl needs options.

I haven’t worn these a ton yet because I just purchased them but so far, so good. These boots are featured in an article I wrote about my favorite Doc Marten dupes, so be sure to check that out here if you’re on the hunt for some affordable combat boots!

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10 Must-Try Combat Boot Outfits

Let’s get into all of the fits! I consider all of these outfits “effortless” in the sense that you don’t have to go buy new items to complete the look.

You should have a majority of these items in your closet. But if you see something you like, I’ve linked the item or something similar below. PS. all of my gold jewelry (minus the bracelets) is from my favorite jewelry subscription box, Rocksbox. Check out my full review and get your first month on me for free by clicking here!

Also, excuse my dirty mirror. I clearly didn’t think to wipe it down before taking these pictures *eye roll*.

1. Mini Dress & Leather Jacket

Min Dress & Leather Jacket for How To Style Combat Boots

Pair your chunky combat boots with a form-fitting mini dress and classic leather jacket. This look is perfect for the transition between summer and fall.

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2. Sweater Vest & Black Jeans

Beige sweater vest and black jeans with beige boots

A great look for a low-key workday. Pair your combat boots with black jeans and a neutral-toned sweater vest. It’s simple, casual, and comfortable!

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3. Oversized Tee & Bike Shorts

Oversized graphic tee and black bike shorts for How To Style Combat Boots

Trade your sneakers for some combat boots with this go-to graphic tee and bike short outfit. This is one of my favorite outfits when I’m running errands or meeting friends for some coffee.

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4. Girly Dress & Cardigan

Floral dress with cardigan and black combat boots

This is for people who are bold enough to mix girly and grungy. Grab your favorite flowy dress, cardigan, and chunky combat boots. It tones down a super girly outfit and makes it look a little more *badass*.

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5. Tank Top & Sweatpants

Black tank top and beige sweat pant joggers for How To Style Combat Boots

Cute and comfy! Take your favorite pair of jogger sweatpants and pair them with a form-fitting tank top. Wearing combat boots with this outfit takes it from frumpy to photo-worthy!

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6. Leggings, Tank & Denim Jacket

Leggings, burnt orange tank, and denim jacket with beige combat boots

This is a classic look! On a crisp fall day, pair your denim jacket with some leggings and a tank top. Throw your beige combat boots on to make your legs look longer and to break up the harshness of the black leggings.

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7. Mini Skirt & Sweatshirt

Mini skirt and black sweatshirt with black combat boots for How To Style Combat Boots

This is probably my favorite look on this list. There’s nothing I love more than mixing form-fitting items with looser styles. This is another great look for a semi-chilly night. Throw a t-shirt on underneath in case you get warm (you can tie the sweatshirt around your waist if that’s the case!)

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8. Bright Sweatshirt & Blue Jeans

Jeans with pink sweatshirt and black combat boots

Let your combat boots help balance a brighter look. Pair some distressed denim with a colorful tucked-in-bra hoodie (I’m obsessed with this Glossier one) and a belt matching your boots to tie it all together.

These wedgie jeans are a go-to staple in my wardrobe (I own an embarrassing amount of them). Check out my wedgie jean review here.

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9. T-Shirt & Leather Pants

Leather pants and cream t-shirt for How To Style Combat Boots

I’m in love with these leather pants! Pairing them with beige combat boots and a similar colored top is truly a match made in style heaven.

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10. Knotted T-Shirt & Joggers

green satin joggers and black t-shirt with black boots

These silk joggers were made to be worn with combat boots! Pair yours with some joggers you have in your wardrobe. Balance it with a plain knotted t-shirt. And as always, don’t forget the gold jewelry!

Ps. I got these joggers from Nordstrom Trunk Club. They’re sold out now (check out resale sites to find them) but Trunk Club is an awesome personal styling service. Check out my full review here!

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Let’s Wrap It Up

And that’s all, friends! I hope you were able to find some outfit inspo from the above looks. Combat boots are a staple in any wardrobe and no matter your style, you’re able to wear them with various outfits and to various occasions.

Don’t forget to check out my Doc Marten Dupe article here. Thank you for taking the time to read, I appreciate you as always!

With love or whatever,

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