We all know that 90’s fashion has once again come back around, and it’s not going anywhere! Everything from dad sneakers, Clueless inspired plaid and even the brown lips (thank you, Fenty Beauty)
There is one 90’s grunge boot that’s been showing up in all the celebrities’ and influencer’s closets and never leaves – Dr Marten’s.
Everyone from Cardi B, the Hadid sisters and Kourtney Kardashian have all been seen wearing the immediately recognizable combat boot.
These yellow-stitched beauties are no stranger on the streets during Fashion Week from all over the globe. Even holding its’ own on the catwalk working with designers like Chromat and Hardware LDN.
The UK owned brand first released their iconic 1460 boot in the 60’s and made its’ mark during the British punk/rock period of the 70’s. After a quieter time during the early 2000’s (when it was all about dainty, barely-there shoes) Dr Marten’s (also known as DM’s) has continued to grow in popularity. In March 31st 2018, it was reported that Dr Martens’ total revenue grew by 20%. In the US alone, revenue increased by 11% and they opened 3 new retail stores in New York.
How To Wear Them?
Dr Marten’s are the perfect fall/winter shoe for many reasons, but the main one is how versatile they are when it comes to styling and outfit choices.
Look 1: Create balance by opting for cute, floaty dresses to wear with your boots. Think ditsy floral prints, striking polka dots or a colorful number to set off your Dr Marten’s. Win extra cool girl points by adding a leather jacket. Perfect for when the weather starts to turn a little cooler.
Look 2: Pair your DM’s with the massive athleisure trend for that relaxed feel. Add your favorite pair of I AM GIA style combat pants with a contrasting body suit or crop top for a chilled weekend look. Still a bit warm? Try them with this summer’s biggest items – cycling shorts and an oversized t-shirt.
Look 3: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. You can never do wrong with the classic denim and leather combo. Experiment with different denim pieces such as a denim shirt or a pair of well-loved jeans. You could even try going all out with the double denim trend.
Look 4: For a more structured outfit, try combining your Dr Marten’s with the clean cut silhouette of a suit. Think blazers matched with slim fit pants effortlessly rolled up just above the boot.
Look 5: For real grunge 90’s lewk, match your boots with the pattern of the season – plaid. Top it off with a graphic t-shirt or a chunky knit and you’re ready to go.
Bonus Style Tip: swap out the laces for a contrasting color or material such as satin, to really personalize it.
We would love to see the looks you create with your Dr Martens. Snap a pic on Instagram and #FashionBombDaily or tag us
Written by Limsan Boulter for Fashion Bomb Daily