I think it’s about time we take a break from jewelry and handbags and focus our attention on the trendiest accessory of our time: combat boots. These grungy, chic boots add a touch of ’90s attitude to any outfit.  Whether they are laced up to your ankle or studded up to your knee, they are the perfect, versatile look for any occasion!

Though not many of us are aware of where these mystery beauties came from, they are worn by celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Kate Bosworth.  The shoe was originally referred to as the hobnail combat boot, because it was made of hobnails.  The hobnails were put onto the outsoles of the shoe to protect the soles during battle. Now we use them to accessorize our outfits. Ah, how times have changed. Today the boot comes in a variety of styles for men and women.

If you are not quite sure how to pull off the grungy look the boots give off, add some floral prints to your outfit just like this Fashionisto did. He paired his lace-up leather boots with a floral print button-up and some wristwear.  The shirt makes the outfit have a more summery feel and the wristwear spices it up! It goes hand-in-hand with the boots and gives color to this summer time look.

Combat boots are another great accessory that can be worn all year round and with so many different looks! Go out and try to see how you can dress up your boots either with a sleek pencil skirt to add classy edge or a leather jacket to go straight-up grunge.

Spotted: Go checkout how these once-worn military boots are now the trendiest set of footwear in the Vivienne Tam fall ready-to-wear 2013 collection.

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