Shoe Inspiration

Combat Fashion 101

Combat boots, military coats and structured bags—oh my! Combat fashion is back and better than ever, and we’re here to show you how to rock the trend yourself. Below are some of our favorite combat-inspired items on ShoeMall right now; check them out, and then pick up your favorite pieces today!


Anorak Military Jacket

Military Jacket
Whether you’re going out with your friends or planning a date night with your better half, this military jacket is what you want to wear! From the interior waist drawstring to the handy pockets, this jacket has it all. Style it with jeggings, a white top and an eye-catching necklace for an effortlessly chic outfit!


Billabong Back-to-Back Backpack

Billabong Back Pack
If you love backpacks, get ready to meet your new best friend! This bold backpack from Billabong has adjustable straps which makes it great for camping and all kinds of adventure. In addition, it’s super spacious, so you can easily stow all your essentials in this bag.


Military Jacket

Military Jacket
You’ll exude instant confidence in this stylish military jacket! This gorgeous piece features an elasticized waist for a figure-flattering look, and best of all, it has pockets, pockets and more pockets. Rock this jacket with jeans and a cami—we guarantee you’ll get compliments left and right in it.


The Sak Silverlake Crossbody Bag

Crossbody Bag
Imagine this bag with the Anorak Military Jacket mentioned earlier—yes, please! You’ll feel like a true stylista carrying this trendy leather bag around; it features an adjustable crossbody strap and adds just the right amount of glam with its studded accents and flirty tassels.


Moda Luxe Whitney Shoulder Bag 

This sweet shoulder bag features an adjustable crossbody strap and ring and stud hardware, making it a must-have for everyone! We particularly love the tailored aesthetic this bag gives off—it’s preppy yet sophisticated. Plus, it’s available in one of the hottest colors of the season: burgundy!

Of course, no military-style closet is complete without an extensive array of combat boots. Here are just a few of the combat boots that are available on ShoeMall:



It’s easy to combat chilly weather with a boot this tough! We love this combat boot from Frye Company for a variety of reasons, but we especially appreciate its leather upper, leather lining and leather and rubber sole. And—like the Whitney Shoulder Bag we mentioned earlier—these kicks come in a red-hot color that’s perfect for this time of year.


Dr Martens Pascal Zip 8 Eye Boot

You can never go wrong with Dr Martens! From the premium pebbled leather upper to the Goodyear welt construction, this combat boot hits all the marks. Additionally, you know you can depend on this shoe because it features an abrasion- and slip-resistant sole!

Timberland Banfield Mid Lace Boot 

Get ready to discover true comfort! This comfy kick is more than your average combat boot; not only does it feature an anti-fatigue footbed and a unique L7 lug design for traction, but also, it’s beyond cute. On top of that, the 100% recycled lining is breathable and environmentally conscious. Talk about a fantastic boot!

Steve Madden Troopa 

Whether you style this smooth leather boot with a floral dress or with cutoff shorts and a vintage tee, you’ll love the way this fierce boot transforms your look. It easily transitions from one season to the next, too. In other words, this boot is everything!


P.S. How do you incorporate military-inspired pieces into your wardrobe? Share your style tips with us in the comments section, and then show us your amazing combat looks via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!