Three words: Pretty. Freaking. Amazing. I’m not much of a combat-boot girl, but Valentino isn’t much of a combat-boot kind of fashion house. Leave it to the connoisseurs of delicate lace and Lolita bows to change mind. Not to mention irresistible ruffles!
The delightfully jarring juxtaposition of ruffles on a combat boot gives the hard-edge, stomp-in-and-kick-butt style a girlie touch, which allows for versatile wear. And while side-zippers sometimes just look lazy on lace-up boots, this one doesn’t just alleviate the annoyance of yanking and tying, it actually adds another visual element of true refinement. Who knew the ballerina and the biker would make such a cute couple? At Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,295.