Thank you to Saks OFF 5TH and ShopStyle for partnering on this post.
As you guys have seen in recent posts, I’ve been a complete convert of the practical combat boot trend. It took some trial & error to find ones flattering for a petite frame, but these lace-up boots from Saks OFF 5TH are one other great option that I’ve mentioned several times this year. They’re a less rugged, no platform alternative to the Sam Edelman pair I’ve been loving, so if those were a little out of your style zone, then these might be a good transitional contender.
The Saks boots are well-made with an overall sleeker profile compared to most combat boot options, and a side zip closure as well so that you don’t have to untie them. They’re currently fully stocked in sizes 5 – 11 and run narrow in my opinion. I’m between a 5 and 5.5 in most shoe brands, and while a size 5.5 in these did fit, I ended up sizing up to a 6 in order to wear them comfortably with my thicker winter socks.
I plan on sharing more everyday outfit ideas with combat boots, but the easiest -and always flattering- pairing I keep defaulting to is just slim black bottoms and a more generously fitting top. This sweater has been a new go-to of mine to pair with leggings and features a textured medium weight material, longer length (hits about 2″ past the crotch on me), and a flattering lower funnel neck. It has an oversized fit in the torso, while the sleeves are narrower, helping them stay put on my arms when pushed up. From the F&F sale, I would also recommend these Karl by Karl Lagerfeld booties (restocked in size 5+) which I’ve had for a few years now!