Desert boots are one of those delightfully versatile styles that never seem to age. They actually hail from a military background as they were developed in homage to the boots worn by British servicemen in the Western Desert Campaign of WWII.
Despite this vintage pedigree, desert boots look feel just as contemporary and fresh today as they did when they first hit the shoe market.
If you’d like some inspiration on how to style your boots, we’ve got three suggestions below.
Look One: With turned up jeans and a leather jacket
Brown suede desert boots work particularly well with denim. We love the way these boots are low key enough to work with a casual ensemble, but sharp enough to make an impression. For bonus points, wear them with a roll or two in the bottom of your jeans to draw attention to the boots.
Look Two: With tweed trousers and a sweater
In recent decades tweed has become to be seen as a more formal fabric, but once upon a time it was worn almost exclusively for outdoor pursuits. Why not bring a bit of the practical back to your tweed trousers by pairing them with a pair of stylish but hard-working desert boots? Complete the look with a sweater in a colour tone that blends with your tweed.
Look Three: With contrast chinos and sports jacket
One of the best ways to make a splash in smart/casual clothing is to choose a pair of chinos and a sports jacket in contrast colours. Perhaps beige chinos and a navy sports jacket is your thing, or you might want to step the look up with bolder colours. Whichever contrast colours you choose, add an extra splash of low-maintenance sophistication to the look with a pair of desert boots.