Blake Lively Championed the Return of Combat Boots While Wearing a No-Fail Fall Outfit Formula

And she paired it with a denim quilted Chanel handbag.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Blake Lively’s bold, often colorful, wardrobe, it’s that she knows how to make trends happen (remember when she paired camouflage pants with peekaboo boxers?). Most recently, the queen of fall fashion pulled out her cool-weather staples to remind us that combat boots can always offer a touch of contrast to an ultra-feminine look.

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Nina Westervelt/Variety via Getty Images

On Thursday, the actress was spotted out and about on one of her signature street-style strolls in New York City wearing the epitome of fall footwear: a pair of brown Dr. Marten boots. While the long-beloved boots may not have been getting the attention they deserve as of late, Lively's look reminded us of how timeless the boots can be when styled correctly.

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Case in point? The actress teamed her cool-girl boot with a classic autumn outfit formula that truly never fails: a pair of straight-leg jeans, a navy blue turtleneck, and a Houndstooth plaid Madewell oversized belted blazer. A coordinating blue denim Chanel quilted crossbody bag and a pair of AirPods provided the finishing touches to her OOTD. Lively styled her blonde hair in loose waves and tucked it into her turtleneck while she kept her glam very minimal with a bronzy complexion and glossy lips.

Blake's divisive yet comfortable, lug-soled boot proves that combat boots are a staple that won't be going out of style any time soon. And it's especially good news considering the colder it gets, the harder it is to be practical and fashionable.

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