You Said: Yes to Military Boots

February 7th, 2010


we-who-see-field-boot_020710We asked: Would you wear Military Boots?

You said:  Yes to Military Boots (but just barely), with a hairsplitting 51% to 49% vote.

Style tip? Even though the split was pretty close to 50-50 on this vote, we still encourage you to go out and at least try on a pair of military style boots, if you don’t buy them outright.  Military boots are the natural choice for this Winter’s rock chic style, and they’re a wonderful counterpoint to Spring’s mix of femininity and utility.  You can wear these versatile military boots with skinny jeans and leggings now, and in a few months, pair them with a feminine frock or a khaki cargo pant.

Next question: Winter Shorts sound like an oxymoron, but wool, cuffed knee length shorts are a key fashion trend for Winter 2009/10.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear Winter Shorts?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: We Who See Field Boot | $128 at Urban Outfitters

Entry Filed under: Trend,Trend Predictives,Trendscape,Trendscape,What's In and What's Out,Women

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. simpleelegance  |  February 7th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    they would not look good with a dress…

  • 2. Nikki  |  February 7th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Depends what kind of dress we’re talking about. Some people can totally get away with boots + a dress (usually a minidress of some description) and others can’t (like me haha). I think tall people do a better job of pulling it off because the boots don’t visually “cut off” their legs as much as they would on a short person.

  • 3. the clothing menu  |  February 8th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    eh, i’m not a fan of the military boots for some reason. reminds of doc maarten’s and nirvana in the 90’s, which i loved at the time, but i’m not feeling in 2010.

  • 4. Gary  |  February 8th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I would feel like a hitler youth in combat boots.

  • 5. Sunny  |  February 9th, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I think Angelina Jolie is the only one who can pull off these military boots and still look smoking hot.

  • 6. Jessie  |  February 12th, 2010 at 1:52 am

    I love military boots, although I tend to refer to them as just “work boots”. I spent ages trying to find a pair that was calf length and laced with a decent grip sole so I could actually wear them on frosty mornings without slipping around. Have to admit I would have prefered a sleeker boot, but these actually look great with a floral dress or jeans and a going out top and they’re quite practical

    Anyone know what boots are in the picture?

  • 7. Athena  |  February 13th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I have been on the lookout for a feminine looking military style boot that laces all the way up to my knee. The few that I do see in stores are too chunky and they make my 8.5 feet look like they’re a size 12. I was also thinking that a pair that hits right at my ankle would be practical for me since I am 5’2 and versatile enough so that I have lots of options.

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