With the return of Dr. Martens boots, the “Combat Boots” come to the surface with a tougher and rebellious feeling. Adorned with studs, spikes, buckles, shoelaces, and zippers, these combat boots, especially the ones with heels give a certain chic warrior look, tough and resilient, a little bit “gothic”, yet also “sexy” in the same time.
Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Victor & Rolf Pre-Fall 2009 collections show great examples on how to pull off these warrior boots. Whether you pair them with zipper latex leggings, jodhpur pants, jumpsuits, minis, tulip-shaped skirts, skinny jeans, structured jackets, and even oversized dresses, they all give a different look and feel to each pieces of your wardrobe. Sexy, feminine yet valiant, if you pair these combat boots with mini skirt, zipper leggings or frilly dresses. Androgyny and edgy when you pair them with menswear-inspired pieces. The shoes are already the focal point, so you don’t need to try too hard and stress on your hair and makeup or accessorizing other parts of your look.
Balenciaga, Pre-Fall 2009, courtesy of style.com
Not trying to coincide with the recent unfortunate political turmoil in Gaza, Afghanistan nor Pakistan, the warrior look has been adopted widely by several fashion muses, among others are the French Vogue editors with their favorite black on black ensembles from head to toe. This warrior look is definitely not for the fainted heart; it’s bold, strong, rough, and _borrowing the infamous Christian Siriano‘s catch phrase_it’s fierce!
Are you ready to face the world and bring out your inner warrior? Yay or Nay?