Would You Wear... Combat Boots?

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The combat boots trend worn on a J Crew model, Nicki Hilton, and a college fashionista


J Crew catalog shot, Nicky Hilton, and a college fashionista [Credits: 1, 2, 3]

Let's get real: It'd be tough to find a College Fashion reader that doesn't love boot shopping. It is definitely my favorite part of fall and it's hard to imagine any college girl who doesn't love integrating a brand new pair of boots into their closet.

With this in mind, writing about the revival of combat boots made sense. These shoes are not reserved for actual warfare or grunge looks anymore - they've officially hit the mainstream. In fact, on campus here at FIDM, they are hugely popular and they seem to be everywhere when you go shopping.

Aren't sure how to wear combat boots? Fear not! These boots are surprisingly easy to integrate into your wardrobe! You can expand on their funky vibe like the J. Crew model, or tone down their roughness with some feminine elements, like Nicki Hilton (both pictured above). Still unsure? Here are two ways I would rock the look:

Doll them up...

Combat boots outfit


Product Information: Shirt - Modcloth, Jeans - Debenhams, Boots - Amazon, Purse - Bag Borrow or Steal, Earrings - Charm or Chain, Bracelet - Nordstrom

Dress them down...

How to wear combat boots


Product Information: Poncho - Monsoon, Boots - Piperlime, Tights - Old Navy, Socks - Debemhams, Bag - Topshop, Bracelet - Topshop

Would you wear combat boots?

Now for the most important part of this post - I want to know your thoughts on this trend! Do you think combat boots are cute? Would you wear them with feminine accessories or rock them as an edgy look? Do you think combat boots will be in style for a long time or go "out" soon? Make sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!