Combat boots are a grungy girl’s dream come true. They’re bold, chunky, and daring, so many people who love adding attitude to their look gravitate towards them.
But combat boots are also intimidating to wear. People who aren’t so dramatic or edgy with their clothing style might not know what to do with a gorgeous pair of Doc Martens. It sometimes feels like wearing the wrong outfit with a pair of combat boots will simply put it to waste.
Don’t worry though. To be honest, wearing combat boots is pretty easy. Our top tip? Wear them with a good old part of jeans. It’s a classic get-up that looks great for any occasion.
Not sure where to start? We’ve got you. Here are 16 chic and stylish ways to wear combat boots with jeans.
This right here is the signature combat boots and jeans combo. Wear a simple black tank top, black jeans, and black combat boots, and you’re well on your way to being “that” edgy girl that looks like a rockstar.
But to give it a bit of extra life and color, wear a plaid flannel over the outfit. One that is black and red is a classic when it comes to grungy looks. If it’s too hot out, you can simply tie it around your waist.
If your style isn’t anywhere close to grungy and tough, don’t worry. Combat boots are super versatile, so you can still wear them with everyday outfits, even if they’re on the plain or feminine side.
They’re especially useful during the colder months, like in winter and autumn. You might want to wear them with an outfit that keeps you cozy, like your favorite oversized sweater and some light-wash denim jeans. It gives extra oomph to an otherwise ordinary outfit.
Black combat boots look great with any color palette for your clothes. So, when you feel like experimenting with more colors in your outfit, whip out those boots.
In this outfit, you’ll see light wash, straight-cut jeans paired with a rich, dark teal turtleneck sweater. Finish off this look with some gold hoops and hair accessories, and you’re good to go.
If you wear combat boots on a regular basis, odds are people look at you as if you’re a wild child. And that makes a lot of sense—combat boots are dramatic and bring a lot of flair to the table.
But if you want to make your look extra wild (but still practical for the colder months), you can bring it up a notch with a leopard print sweater. Cheetah and leopard prints are yet another staple in any wild child’s wardrobe, so they make a fine pair with combat boots.
If you want to soften up the look a little bit, style your hair with loose waves or wear a pretty necklace.
Strike a balance between chic and edgy by wearing a leather jacket and black jeans with your combat boots. This is a typical “greaser” look, but if you find form-fitting pieces, it’s bound to look super sophisticated and worthy of walking down the high-end shopping streets of Paris.
To make the look extra fashionable, add a neutral-toned scarf. This taupe one looks fabulous with the rest of the outfit. Sunglasses and your favorite designer handbag will complete this effortless look.
Many people run as fast as they can when they see denim on denim on someone. But to be fair, it doesn’t look half bad when worn with combat boots.
This outfit was styled with a light- or medium-wash denim jacket and ripped, dusky gray jeans. You might think they don’t go in the same outfit, but the combat boots can help tie the look together. It gives that edgy, rockstar vibe that makes denim and denim make absolute sense.
Try wearing a black or white shirt under your jacket for a simple get-up that’s full of swag and attitude.
Nothing screams rock and roll more than a classic graphic tee. When paired with ripped jeans and your favorite combat boots, this outfit is a match made in heaven for concertgoers and music lovers!
Customize the graphic tee to whatever is personal to you. You can wear one of your favorite bands or 80s cartoon—whatever you prefer. Just make sure it’s a conversation starter that will turn heads.
People tend to think that combat boots have no place in an office—that it’s unprofessional and for teenagers. But if you style it with dark jeans, a turtleneck top, and a corporate blazer, it will look chicer and more professional than any heel or flat.
To make this outfit look even more stately, tuck your shirt into your jeans. Then, place your blazer on top of your shoulders when you’re not in a meeting or video call yet. A small black bag and some sunglasses will be the cherry on top of this dignified look.
Of course, combat boots also come in a variety of colors, not just black. The good news is that combat boots of any color pair well with jeans. Take a look at these brown combat boots that look great with light-wash jeans.
One fun and easy way to bring out the brown tone of your combat boots is by pairing them with a brown top. For autumn, an earthy-toned sweater like the one in this outfit will be perfect.
And it doesn’t stop at just brown and black, either. Combat boots also come in white, which is super flattering on light color palettes for outfits, like this one with a white sweater and very light wash jeans.
Avoid looking overly bright and white with this outfit by using a statement accessory, like a big bag with a deeper color and abstract pattern.
If you know anything about Gen Z fashion, it’s that the chunkier your clothes and shoes, the better. Look like the ultimate Bratz doll by styling your combat boots with skinny jeans and a wide, poofy jacket.
Puffer jackets and those made of faux fur will look great for this look. Just make sure the color of your jacket will pair well with your jeans and boots.
Combat boots look fantastic with skinny jeans because they allow your shoes to take the spotlight. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear your combat boots with wider, looser jeans that engulf your legs. They’ll still look good and even give off a casual cowboy vibe.
Style your boots with long, wide-leg jeans and a vest to elevate that cowboy look. Choose a color palette that incorporates blacks and whites instead of browns and beiges to make the look more casual. Finish it off with a statement hairstyle like braids, and you’ll be sure to turn heads in the street.
It seems like so far on this list, we’ve only covered regular blue jeans in different wash styles. But a unique way to wear your combat boots with jeans is by picking denim with a pop of color. Not everyone goes this route, so if you want a totally different look compared to everyone else, try this one out!
In this outfit, you’ll see that black combat boots look awesome paired with maroon or burgundy jeans. You can pair it with a plain or fancy top—whichever goes well with the event you’re going to. Make sure to tuck your jeans into the boots to show off the glory of your shoes.
If you want to take your grungy vibe to a whole new level, pair your combat boots with jeans that are skin-tight and tremendously ripped. Go for ones that are ripped by the thigh area, which is more flattering than rips near your calves. Black jeans work the best for this look.
Girly, feminine outfits also work well with combat boots, whether you realize it or not. This beautiful white, ruffly blouse goes well with boyfriend jeans—it’s the ultimate girly get-up.
But while you would normally grab a pair of sandals or flats to complete this look, try wearing combat boots instead. It makes the look a lot more androgynous and chicer.
We’ve already talked about how combat boots look great with flannels and blazers. But what we haven’t touched on is how well they pair with extra-long cardigans and trench coats—ones that practically touch the floor.
This outfit is black from head to toe. The skinny jeans, undershirt, and combat boots are all black. But one thing is different—the light gray cardigan that keeps you warm and adds a cozier vibe to your dark look.