19 Dr. Martens Outfits That Make You Look So Badass
If you don’t already own at least two pairs of Dr. Martens, do you even make fashion? The classic punk staple has transcended subculture fashion to make its way to the mainstream. In recent years, Docs has been seen on just about every celebrity imaginable, from Millie Bobby Brown, Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Hadid, to couples like Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker.
Dr. Martens dates back to 1901, although the boot we know and love was created in the 1960s. What started as a utilitarian work boot has morphed into a symbol of “working class pride and pride.” ‘rebellious attitude’, according to The History of Dr. Martens. Now, the brand creates new designs in bright colors and often launches influential collaborations.
From classic 1460 lace-up boots to wearable Chelsea boots to low-cut Oxford style, Dr. Martens are a must-have for everyone, no matter your aesthetic. As you’ll see below, Docs isn’t just for punk girls, but can be styled to look preppy, casual, or dressy.
Below, check out all the cutest ways to wear your Doc Martens inspired by Hollywood’s coolest.
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Model Heidi Klum opted for a lightweight sundress to complement her polka dot Docs, making the punk classic more feminine.
Willow Smith took an alternative approach to the schoolgirl aesthetic, wearing her platforms with a pleated, button-up mini and an oversized pea coat. The oversized coat with the chunky heel of a Dr. Marten platform helps balance dimension from top to bottom.
Besties Addison Rae and Kourtney Kardashian both opted for a blazer dress to offset their punk boots. This mix of styles – business casual and punk – definitely works for 2022.
Always a fan of the dark academic aesthetic, Bella Hadid paired her boots with sheer socks to go with her all-black look. If you’re looking for something with a little more coverage, try these sheer tights.
For a more athleisure vibe, Jasmine Sanders opted for an all-white tracksuit to balance out the classic black Docs. Maximum minimalism.
Kaley Cuoco proved that the boots are suitable for traveling on the set of The stewardess, paired with a wool coat. The deep burgundy of the chelsea boot matched her bag perfectly, giving airport-chic inspiration.
Kendall Jenner’s Docs bottom gave the perfect opportunity for a more preppy look with a trendy sweater. The oxford style can take your look from the mosh pit to the library, or in Kendall’s case, to the streets of SoHo. Pair it with a mini bag and micro sunglasses for the perfect model look.
Giving a very 90s London, actress Millie Bobby Brown paired her plaid skirt with a burgundy blazer that matched her boots. To pull the look together, she wore a pageboy hat, which may or may not be my new favorite headwear.
No one loves a ’90s moment quite like Olivia Rodrigo. She wore a strappy dress with a corset on top with black Doc Martens for her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel live in 2021.
This fall look is already pinned to my Pinterest inspiration board for 2022. Cropped flare jeans with a turtleneck and a super soft teddy coat, like here with Selena Gomez to go with her white Dr. Martens.
Who says Dr. Martens can’t be formal? Actress Ali Stoker opted for a pink sequin dress to match the pink silk laces of her white Docs.
Another off duty model look from the Queen of Docs. Dr. Martens’ bodycon, leather beret and black trench coat is a smart-casual look for wandering the cobbled streets.
Stepping away from the punk style traditionally associated with the Docs, actress Anya Taylor-Joy referenced ’90s fashion with a graphic blouse and pinstripe blazer jacket.
Actress Dakota Johnson took a page straight out of the grunge playbook, adding denim and a flannel to her Dr. Martens outfit.
Dixie D’Amelio brought back the loud prints of the 90s and 2000s, with a platform boot for just as much drama.
The checkerboard print, as seen here on Gwen Stefani, is a perfect punk combo when paired with chunky Docs.
Whether it’s a blazer, motorcycle jacket or bomber jacket, leather on leather never goes out of style.
When in doubt, just pile on the ’90s trends for an authentically vintage look. Plaid flannel? Check. Crop top? Check. Dr. Martens? Check.
Stripes and Doc Martens have been a heavenly marriage for a long time. Addison Rae demonstrates it here with Black Patent Docs.