We need to talk about ankle boots. Luckily, one of the biggest trends to emerge this winter happens to be a flat ankle boot style (music to your ears?). We've recently noticed that more and more celebs, fashion insiders, models and influencers have been sporting combat boots, those clunky-soled, typically lace-up shoes that give any look they're paired with a welcome dose of edge—from jeans and a T-shirt to a sweet floral-print dress.
As you'll see with the below looks, fashion girls are jumping on the '90s trend and choosing to pair the fresh flat ankle boot style with denim skirts, dresses and crop tops. And there are currently tons of cool styles on the market, from Alexander Wang to Zara, Stuart Weitzman and more. Why not be savvy and invest in a pair now that you can wear over jeans or with maxi dresses and switch out for shorter hemlines when summer comes around?
Read on to see how fashion girls are styling combat boots and to shop our favourite styles.
Style Note: Embrace the grunge vibe.
Style Note: Use them to toughen up a sweet dress.
Style Note: Add a surprising twist to an otherwise conservative look.
Style Note: When in doubt, wear them with a moto jacket.
Style Note: A denim miniskirt plus combat boots equals major model-off-duty vibes.
Style Note: Follow Kaia Gerber's lead and opt for cropped jeans and a moto jacket.
Style Note: Let combat boots effortlessly transition your summer dresses to fall.
Style Note: Embrace the cool model-off-duty look, as Joan Smalls did, and wear them with fishnets.
Style Note: Denim shorts work best with rugged brown combat boots.
Style Note: Opt for velvet combat boots if you prefer a more elegant feel.
These cherry red boots are perfect for winter.
Dance all night long in these festive boots.
This lace detailing will add a feminine touch to any outfit.
Well worth the investment, this classic style will last a lifetime.
So sleek and versatile, these will toughen up tailoring.
We need these for our Christmas day walk.
Have you ever seen a cosier-, comfier-looking pair? Didn't think so.
These will make a statement.
A classic take on a Doc Martin.
One of this year's hottest shoe brands, we love the buckle detailing.
Why not pair these with a fancy party dress for a more relaxed, cool vibe? Check out our edit of best dresses, up next.
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