Cute Ways to Wear Doc Martens


Doc Martens have gone through so many comebacks in the fashion scene, they're never really out of style. That's a good thing for you; one type of Docs comes with a lifetime guarantee, so you'll have them around for a while. If you're interested in recalling a bit of '90s grunge or just want to add an element of funk to a cool wardrobe, check out some cute ways to wear these boots.

Riding Boots

The standard equestrian look is ultra conservative and calls for a pair of brown or black flat riding boots, a pair of dark skinny pants and a button-up shirt. Recreate the look with a little bit of an edge. Keep your separate pieces the same, but pair them with knee-high lace-up Docs instead of riding boots. Tie a silk scarf around your neck and then throw on a distressed leather jacket. Tea and crumpets will be waiting in the drawing room. Psych!

Short Out

Docs come in tons of varieties, but the classic pair is black and lace-up and extends up about mid-calf. They're tough and cool, so put together an outfit that looks like it belongs in a dive on the Lower East Side. A pair of denim cutoffs, black tights, a tank and a schoolboy blazer should do the trick. This is the perfect outfit to wear for a day of shopping from New York to London to LA.

Rock Out

Punk rock culture has embraced Doc Martens in a big way. Wear some punk pride to your next concert or Halloween party. A pair of ripped fishnet tights, a black spandex mini skirt and an oversized leather jacket that looks like you stole it during your last breakup are the basic pieces. Put on some spiked jewelry, and feel free to sport one of those faux nose studs. You know, the ones that are magnetic.


Docs don't just come in black anymore. Try hot pink, cooler green and citron yellow. Put some color in your clothes and put on some loud Docs with a neutral look. If you're really into the scene, an all-black outfit with bright Docs is the way to go. But feel free to make it your own. Tap into '90s style and go wear 'em with a flower-printed maxi skirt or dress.

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