Why are combat style boots the ultimate winter wardrobe essential

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They say sometimes nothing lifts the mood quite like a good outfit, because when you look good, you feel good (and other way around!).

And every good look needs some quality basics. Like a pair of shoes, nice comfy ones. Which is one of the reasons we believe this latest wearable trend we’ve been seeing everywhere is a must.

This season, chunky combat style boots made quite an appearance not only with the high street brands (or their online version) but the actual streets too. It might be time to introduce them into your wardrobe if you haven’t already.

What’s not to like about combat style boots – taking the reference from military, grunge and possibly hiking(?!), they are traditional, quite minimal and super comfortable. Chunky, extra-thick soles, sleek design yet robust appearance are the key features of these ankle boots. 

They are stylish enough for laid-back get-togethers and comfortable enough for a day full of activities. Exactly what we need during the autumn/winter season.

How to wear chunky boots?

One of the reasons we love combat style boots is because they will look good no matter how you style them. 

The flat sturdy soles are practical for everyday wear, especially if you go with black traditional design.

Being so classic yet modern at the same time, they give enough space to play around with both essential pieces such as jeans and smart trousers as well as more dressed up staples. 

Pair them with cropped denim or trousers tucked in the boots if you are looking for a casual look; this way you can perfectly showcase the shoes.

Midi skirts and dresses work well too – the contrast of a feminine flowy fabric (and possibly some romantic prints) and manly soles will add interest to your look.

What really works with chunky boots is layering, especially this time of the year. You can’t go wrong with a jumper (or a hoodie) layered over a coat (trench coat or denim jacket even) and comfy bottoms. It’s simply an everyday classic.

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Editor’s note: Feature image via Gitta Banko