There are certain staples of certifiably cool style that we've come to know and have quickly taken note of. Whether it's a leather moto jacket thrown over any look, distressed boyfriend jeans that add an effortless touch, or lace-up combat boots, wearing these items seems to increase how objectively cool your look is (and certainly how confident you feel on a given day). Because we’ll never turn down an opportunity to look infinitely cooler (who would?), we focused in on the last of those three—combat boots. The tough lace-up boots aren't just for those with particularly edgy style, anyone can actually pull them off and succeed in adding that effortlessly cool factor into their outfit. With that in mind, we put together some seriously spot-on combat boot outfits to inspire you to style the must-have shoes.
From wearing faded jeans and a statement-making jacket with a pair of combat boots to pairing them with something softer like a miniskirt and pretty handbag, the following street style moments are proving just how powerful the addition of these boots can be in all your looks. After viewing the combat boot outfits we're loving right now, you'll see just how versatile the shoes can really be. Ready to up your style game? Keep reading to see the looks we fully plan on copying at the moment, and while you're at it, shop our favorite lace-up boots because you'll inevitably want to own a pair, too.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Anna LaPlaca.