How to Style Combat Boots + A Review of 3 Brands

I’m actually glad I waited to write this post, because now I had enough time to style my combat boots and try out a few different brands to really share my general thoughts. Combat boots are a trend / style that I have avoided in the past. They are a very difficult boot for the little ones to remove, so if you have difficulty finding out what you like best or how to comb them, you are not alone. But I found my perfect pair and I share everything I learned from mastering the combat boot in today’s post.

What To Look For In Combat Boots When They Are Small

Almond Toe shape

Shorter Tree Height

More elegant Design-Stay away from thick soles, extra wide soles

A good little style is a matter of proportions and chunky combat boots do nothing for small mounts or short legs. In fact, it is exactly the opposite. Each thick boot is difficult for little ones to remove-it overwhelms your frame, that’s the first thing you’ll look at, and you’ll make your legs even shorter because your legs suddenly stop (not rationalized). But with the right boat you can definitely get them going. First you want to find a pair of combat boots with an almond-shaped toe. Anything too round will overwhelm your frame (proportional thing). If you’ve noticed, I tend to stick to pointy toe pumps and boots because it lengthens my legs and they’re so much more flattering on my mount. Combat boots do not come with pointed toes (lol, thankfully!), so the next thing is an almond-shaped toe. Then you want to find a boot with the right tree. And the right upper depends on how you style your boots. If you only wear your boots over jeans / leggings, then you definitely want to go with a low upper. You want to show as many of your legs as possible (a taller tree cuts off your legs and makes them look short).

If you want to wear your boots under your jeans, skirts or dresses, then you can use a slightly larger tree (you need enough tree to fit under your jeans). If you want the flexibility to style your boots in both directions (over and under jeans), you want something in between (ish). My protection, combat boots can be stylized in both directions, but more about the below. They also don’t want to wear anything with a ton of bulky details. Look for something with a more elegant design. Thick soles, extra wide soles, thick fabric details-all this makes them a thicker boot and makes them a bad service.

How to comb the combat boots
After combing my combat boots for over 2 months, I realized that they serve both as fashion and function. I catch them more often than not because it is cold and I can wear thick, warm socks with them and the longer shaft adds more warmth. They are also comfortable to walk for longer distances as they are a flat boot with support.

I didn’t even think of the functional part when I first thought of combat boots, so that’s a big advantage and adds more versatility, IMO. As mentioned above, you can wear your boots under jeans, skirts, dresses, or over your jeans/leggings/pants. If you are going to wear your boots over your jeans or leggings, I strongly recommend you to stay with the black on the black.

This helps to lengthen your legs and has the most flattering effect. If you wear blue jeans with black combat boots over your jeans, you immediately cut off your legs and they look even shorter than they really are. Stick to black skinny jeans or leggings. The other way to style them, that’s the style I prefer, is to wear them under your jeans.

This allows a little more flexibility with your Jeans (color wise). The only thing your short jeans must have is the right length. This can be difficult because you often want to combine them with your shortened straight leg jeans, but they are too long and it looks like you’re wearing straight full-length jeans with chunky boots (lol). For me, I usually combine my combat boots (or a boot with a shaft) with a shortened straight leg jeans, which I cut a little too short. The jeans I cut too short look funny with flat shoes (with so much skin), but work perfectly with boots with trees. Since not everyone has a million jeans that they cut, I suggest finding a pair of straight-leg jeans, cutting them, trying them on with flat shoes and boots with stems (or the boots with which you wear them most often), and finding a happy middle.

Another tip when styling combat boots, pack your tops and wear them with high waist stockings. If you are working with a not so flattering shoe for the little ones, you want to help extend your legs as much as possible. A high waist gives the illusion that your legs are longer than they are, and if you fit your tops, you can really see that the effect is more contoured.

Loeffler Randall Brady Knit Combat Boots (similar) 5.5 – These were on my radar in 2019, so I had to track them down to even find them in my size. I had high hopes for these because they are a knit and run really well on their feet and legs (so I think they could be very flattering). Unfortunately, the width of the boot is very wide and not flattering. What could have been very stylish boots, with an almond-shaped toe, are now chunky. However, the knitted material is super flattering along the leg. I put them in a 5.5 and I always try to sell them. If you are interested, send me an email.

Sam Edelman lydell Mixed Media Boots 5-I got these boots from Sam Edelman. I don’t think I would have chosen it myself just because I knew the tree was too long. But, I tried them for you anyway. The heel on these are a little stiff, so I think they would wear a little before you are really comfortable. Overall, the boot is not too big, but it has a very round tip, which is not very flattering on my frame. And the shaft is thick and very high, making it harder for my jeans to pass. These are a nice option and an affordable option, if you are tall.

 

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