10 editor-approved black combat boots to edge up your winter wardrobe

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My fall and winter wardrobe is narrowed down to a few key pieces. There’s my cozy sweaters, high-waisted jeans (Levi 501s are my go-to), leather pants and — last but not least — an epic pair of black boots that make me appear cooler than I actually am.

There’s just something about black combat boots that can elevate even the most simple of outfits. Whether you style them for everyday with leggings or pair with a dress, the leather lace-up boots instantly add an element of edge to your look. Not to mention most styles will help you brave the snow, rain and all the other unpredictable weather that comes your way.

Combat boots are of course nothing new, but thanks to Bottega Venetta and Prada’s always-sold-out runway styles (which seem to be taking over the closets of every celebrity and fashion blogger), there’s no avoiding this shoe trend this season.

According to Lyst’s latest data drop, “Searches for combat and stomper boots have increased 69 percent. Demand for the style is increasing especially for men, where searches for the combat boots have increased by 99 percent in the last four weeks. Searches for women increased by 53 percent in the same period of time. Prada is by far the most-wanted brand for both men and women.”

If you want in on the trend, check out these 10 pairs of black combat boots you can add to cart now.

Shop: Sam Edelman Lug Sole Chelsea Booties, $69.99 (Orig. $99)

Circus by Sam Edelman Darielle Lug Sole Chelsea Booties
Credit Macy’s

Shop: Gucci Trip Lug Sole Combat Boot, $980

Credit: Nordstrom
Credit: Nordstrom

Shop: Karl Lagerfeld Pippa Crystal Embellished Platform Boot, $199

Credit: Nordstrom
Credit: Nordstrom

Shop: Sam Edelman Lydell Mixed Media Combat Boot, $149.95

Credit: Nordstrom
Credit: Nordstrom

Shop: Steve Madden Troopa Combat Leather Boots, $79.98

Steve Madden Women's Troopa Combat Leather Boots
Credit: Macy’s

Shop: Sam Edelman Laguna Pull On Booties, $150

Sam Edelman - Women's Laguna Pull On Booties
Credit: Bloomingdale’s

Shop: GBG Gessy Combat Boots, $69.99

Gessy Combat Boot
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Shop: All Saints Donita Combat Boots, $398

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Shop: Fendi Logo-Embossed Leather Boots, $1,050

Credit: Net-A-Porter
Credit: Net-A-Porter

Shop: Marc Fisher LTD. Pirro Pull On Leather Booties, $199

Credit: Bloomingdale’s
Credit: Bloomingdale’s

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