This trend is not a new look, and takes its cue from the urban hipster, off-duty model or celebrity and is great for casual or weekend wear. Styles include “Moto” or motorcycle boots and lace-up Military or Combat boots.

Chunky soles, lace-ups, distressed or vintage-look leathers and antiqued studs or buckles give boots a rugged or worn-in look. The best part is they look great with anything from leggings or jeans to girly dresses or maxi skirts. For this reason, rugged or urban boots also the perfect “in between season” look.

Accessory report: combat boots

Drew Barrymore in utilitarian boots | New York Fashion Week street style

JACINTA by Paul Green in tan: boho meets biker

Kate Moss at Glastonbury | Jessica Alba in combat boots

LAURA by Diesel in black nubuck | OLGA by No Brand in brown

JOSIE by Paul Green in black suede | JULIA by Paul Green in grey suede

BRADFORD by Progetto in black or taupe leather

BRISTOL by Progetto in black or taupe nubuck

LINCOLN by Progetto in taupe nubuck | WEDGEHOLSTER by Stuart Weitzman in black suede

– Pip Larner

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