FP Outfitting Guide: Stompy Boot Edition

This season’s pair to wear: Combat boots—psst: we call them stompy boots!—with bold buckles, luxe leathers and tied-up laces. Stumped on how to style the fall-to-winter staple? Look to flowing skirts, graphic tees, cozy cardis and more in our latest outfitting guide.

The Boots

In white, black, brown or red, stompy boots (vegan or the real deal) add an essential edge to any outfit. Pick a standout style to make a statement or opt for a classic pair—courtesy of brand we love Dr. Marten’s—for extra wardrobe versatility. Bonus: they’re the perfect autumn addition for your wardrobe, lasting you well through winter and beyond.

The Skirts

Take your look to new lengths in calf-grazing midi skirts or floor-skimming maxi skirts in scaled-down florals, sun-soaked solids or smart plaids. The season-spanning style is your boots’ best friend. In a pinch? Score a similar look by layering up sweaters with ethereal midi dresses and maxi dresses.

The Tees

Slouchy and effortless or ultra-soft and fitted, there’s a tee to match your look. Make a point in a graphic style or opt for femme accents to balance black combat boots. Wear it tucked or knotted to make it your own.

The Cardis

Give bold boots the soft touch in an ultra-cozy cardigan. Whether it’s luxe cashmere or an extra-long cotton cardi, the throw-on-and-go style is the transitional layer we can’t live without come boot season.

Don’t Forget: The Socks

With a femme lace edge, crochet trim or nubby knit, the perfect pair of tall socks can be a plush pick (comfy cable-knit) or an outfitting extra (artfully embellished) to complete your look.


Sleuthing out new shoes for fall? Look no further than our latest seasonal obsession: combat boots. From knee-high combat boots to tall styles to heeled combat boots, there’s a silhouette to suit your style. Expertly crafted from luxe materials, pick a pair that grounds your look. Whether it’s a vegan material, sumptuous suede, must-have velvet or worn-in leather, combat boots offer a variety of touchable textures that add appeal to any outfit. The details don’t stop there either: lace-up combat boots are endlessly versatile; waterproof combat boots are outdoor essentials; and combat boots with buckles add an eye-catching accent we covet. Explore styles from must-have brands, like FP Collection, Jeffrey Campbell, Dr. Martens and more.

Stumped on how to wear combat boots? The standout style transitions from summer to autumn seamlessly. During warm weather, pair trendy combat boots (floral, white, red or platform picks) with a [midi dress] (https://www.freepeople.com/midi-dresses/) or maxi dress. Or, add essential edge with a skirtand graphic tee. As the temperatures dip, wear classic black combat boots with tried-and-true jeans and cozy sweaters, from super-soft cardigans to perfect pullovers. Complete the look with blister-banishing socks. With wear-everyday ease and serious versatility, the outfitting ideas are endless.