One '90s trend is back in a big way - combat boots! You may remember wearing combat-style boots when you were younger and wondering if you can wear them again now you’re over 40? The answer is YES. Just be sure to style them in a modern way that’s in tune with the times and your age.
Wearing combat boots in the 2020s is all about balance. Combat boots look hip on mature women when they are part of a co-ordinated look that plays on the contrast of tough vs feminine. For example, pairing combat boots with a feminine silky blouse and leopard print scarf can transform an otherwise classic outfit into a cool, edgy, on-trend look. In case you’re a little sceptical, take a look at these five ways to wear combat boots at any age. We challenge you to tell us they’re not worth a go!
1. Jeans with jackets and coats
Straight leg and skinny jeans are a natural with combat boots. To avoid chunky combats making your feet look huge, balance the look by wearing something long and loose up top, like an oversized sweater, tunic or loose flowy blouse. Skinny jeans can be tucked into combat boots or worn long over them, but leave cuffed jeans to the younger ones. Throw on a long coat or warm jacket and you’ve got the perfect winter weekend look. Lilimill’s burgundy boots or Felmini’s tan boot add a cool factor to this classic combo.
2. Cropped pants with soft knits
3. Feminine dresses with leather jackets
4. Trouser suits and blazers
5. The sweater dress
Why you need at least one pair of combat boots over 40
The combat boot style is a design classic that keeps returning decade after decade. Having at least one pair in your wardrobe can be very useful to modernise, rejuvenate and add an edgy note to feminine, classic or minimalist outfits. A pair of combat boots, in short, is a fabulous way to rotate all your wardrobe workhorses – from skinny jeans to midi or maxi dresses, suits and blazers.
At Booty, we believe you don’t have to give up any style in your 40s, 50s or beyond. What's important is how you put your style together. We have both ‘more’ and ‘less’ chunky boot styles channelling the 2021 combat vibe in-store now. Check out our must-have boots online or come in to Booty and try them on. Wear (or bring) one of the above outfits and let’s see what works for you!
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