Motorcycle and combat boots seem to stay trendy year after year. If you are intimidated by the clunky, masculine feel of combat boots, don't be. Make the boots feminine by pairing them with girly pieces to create a one-of-a-kind look that is both stylish and functional. The boots are useful for the cold winter months, but they can add some style to an otherwise nondescript outfit.
Evoke the grunge era by adding combat boots to a feminine dress. In the '90s, women mixed combat boots with everyday dresses for a tough-meets-feminine look. This can be any type of dress, but the girlier the better. Brightly colored floral prints or basic brights such as a red or a jewel-toned green dress would work. Choose a dress with embellishments, such as sequins or a belt, which would work well with black or brown combat boots. Add patterned or wool tights of any color for extra warmth and a trendy, layered look. Leave boots unlaced for a more casual look, but lace them for a more finished style. A denim jacket looks cute with this look if you're going for casual.
Go for a rocker chick look by wearing your boots over or under jeans. The boots can easily slide over skinny jeans for a funky look, or peek out underneath boot cut jeans. Add a T-shirt that provides an edgy look such as a band T-shirt. Comb thrift stores for vintage KISS, AC/DC or Bon Jovi shirts, or cool patterned T-shirts such as animal prints. Add chunky metal jewelry to finish the look. Layer a funky black blazer over your shirt for cooler days, or opt for a leather jacket if you feel like channeling Joan Jett.
Pair your boots with leggings and tunic style tops for a less casual look. Go with basic colors and add embellishment with jewelry, or punch things up by switching from dark boots to colorful boots. Combat boots come in a range of colors and patterns, so if you're wearing a black tunic with leggings, express your personality with hot pink combat boots. Add a wide belt and you're done. Switch the look by adding a more feminine top with lacy details and top it off with a blazer or jacket.
Skirts and Shorts
Add inspiration to a miniskirt or cute pair of shorts by pulling on some knee socks and adding combat boots. A super feminine skirt such as one that includes ruffles, glitter or a small pattern would be sweet next to combat boots. Try a tailored pair of shorts for warmer weather or pull patterned tights on under shorts for winter. Put on a top that has sequins or lace details to add more feminine touches to the boots, and always up the ante with pretty jewelry, such as long necklaces with multiple strands that add a lot of visual interest. If you're keeping color to a minimum such as basic black and white, add a pop of color by stacking bright bracelets on and picking a colorful handbag.