Anyone can top off an outfit with sleek and sexy high heels or fun and flirty ballet flats and pull together a stylish look. It takes someone with a certain amount of fashion chutzpah to achieve the same feat with a sneaker. For decades, Dr. Martens Boots have been embraced by members of various subcultures as they attempt to subvert style norms. But now, the especially fashion-forward have embraced this classic clunky combat-style shoe and have elevated it to high fashion. As a result, Dr. Martens are maybe more visible now than ever before in their long history. Here are a few of the styles that are currently making a major splash.
Women’s Shoreditch High-Top Sneaker
The black canvas Shoreditch High-Top Sneaker by Dr. Martens has all the fierce fearlessness of a traditional combat boot, and yet it’s been embraced by the fashion elite. Avante garde fashion icon Gwen Stefani has paired a similar style with black leggings, a boldly chunky sweater, and an abstract patterned scarf for an edgy look with a surprising undercurrent of elegance. This comfortable sneaker would complement her look even further by allowing her to easily keep up with her two young sons without sacrificing her style.
Women’s Shoreditch Victorian Flowers High-Top Sneaker
In the 1990’s, it wasn’t uncommon for young women to experiment with fashion by pairing chunky boots or sneakers with uber-feminine flowery babydoll dresses. The Dr. Marten Women’s Shoreditch High-Top Sneaker with Victorian Flowers brings together the best of both worlds by contrasting a lush floral pattern against a stark black canvas background. Actress Emma Watson recently starred in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, a film about offbeat teenagers in the early nineties. Since then, perhaps influenced by her character’s fashion choices, she’s been photographed wearing Dr. Martens shoes. This particular shoe would perfectly complement Watson’s feminine but edgy style.
Women’s Shoreditch Pink Flowers Canvas Sneaker
There’s no rule that says a sturdy shoe can’t also be whimsical and super-girly. The Women’s Shoreditch Pink Flowers Canvas Sneaker by Dr. Martens is hyperfeminine with its pale pink background and intricate floral design even as it retains the sturdy structure and clunky lines that are a hallmark of the Dr. Martens brand. Fashion models Daisy Lowe and Agyness Deyn (both Dr. Martens devotees) are known for their edgy styles which often embrace the sharp divide between traditionally masculine and feminine styles. Either one of them would rock this aggressively girly style.
If you’re ready to push your fashion boundaries, there’s no better starting point than incorporating Dr. Marten’s into your wardrobe. Whether you’re into basic black or feminine florals, these boots will give you the edge you need to punch up your personal style.
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