There are certain shoes that every woman should have in her collection. Harper’s Bazaar has named several of the basics, including black pumps, ballet flats, sandals with ankle straps, casual sneakers, a variety of towering heels, and tall boots. But one style that seems to be missing is a pair that you’ll find adds a kind of edge that no other footwear seems to have: motorcycle boots, or more commonly known as biker boots.
As the editors of Lyst have indicated in their collection of varying boot styles, bikers are one of the classic boots that everyone must have in their shoe collection. Although your moto boots may have you reaching for your distressed jeans and leather jacket, these shoes are more versatile than you would think, style-wise.
Here’s how to achieve that cool factor with your wardrobe, using combat boots:
Wear them with your feminine dress
The glam grunge look is so easy to execute with your black or brown motos, as shared on The Fashion Tag. Finish a flirty silhouette or your favorite floral number with bikers to balance the femininity with rock star shoes.
Pair them with a vintage tee
Do you have collectible t-shirts lying around? This summer, try taking advice from xo Jane and wear a vintage tee with a full skater style skirt and shorter biker boots for errands during the day or a rock show at night. And don’t be afraid to mix brown boots with a black skirt, since black on black would be more appropriate in the winter season.
Try it on with overalls
Overalls can often make you feel like you’re dressed like a child, but Gurl says that combat boots give a grownup twist to the ensemble, transforming it into something more age appropriate. Wear it with a crop top and unclasp one of the shoulders for a cute summer outfit.
How do you like to wear your edgy bikers? Feel free to share your style tips in the comments section below!