There is little as fiercely fashionable as a sleek and well-structured boot. A wide variety of designers are blurring the gender lines by adding an ultra feminine twist to the traditionally hyper masculine silhouette of the iconic combat boot. For a subtly subversive style, these fashion-forward boots can’t be beat. I have a go-to pair in my closet that I wore pretty consistently through the last fall season. You can wear them with anything from skinny jeans and shorts to dresses and skirts.
Here are a few cool styles we recommend…
Frye Women’s Lucy Lace Up High Heel Boot
Thanks to its unconventional shape, theblack Frye Lucy Lace Up high heel boot at Infinity Shoes simultaneously evokes prim Victorian style and in-your-face punk rock attitude. The silhouette is sleeker than a traditional combat boot, and the long, lean lines of the stacked heel narrow it even further. Extra-long laces wrap above the ankle, creating a flatteringly demure profile. Wear these Frye Boots with opaque black tights and a body-hugging long-sleeved minidress for a look that is covered up and sexy all at once.
Dr. Martens Women’s 1460 8 Eye Victorian Flowers Lace-Up Boot
Dr. Martens Boots have long been an iconic style staple in the wardrobe of any forward-thinking fashionista. The 1460 8 Eye Victorian Flowers Lace-Up Bootsretains the sturdy structure of a traditional Dr. Martens boot, but adds a distinctly feminine twist with its lush floral pattern. Match these up with cutoff denim shorts, a white tank top, and a loose flannel shirt for a stunning contrast that evokes the nineties heyday of the Dr. Martens brand.
Miz Mooz Women’s Body Lace-Up Boot
Some boots embrace the masculine/feminine dichotomy through choice of fabrics. Others do it through contrast. The Body Lace-Up Boot pairs a durable black rubber exterior with a luxuriously padded print lining tocreate a combination of soft and rugged textures that is thought-provoking and irresistible. Wear these Miz Mooz Boots with a flirty feminine floral minidress and a structured cropped leather motorcycle jacket to further emphasize the difference between toughness and vulnerability.
What would YOU wear with combat boots?