10 October 2008

Four Ways - Doc Martens

A couple of weeks ago when I posted photos of my recent vintage buys I included a pair of perfectly broken in Doc Martens. Several of you commented that you would like to see ways to style the boots so... here you have it.
  • On a day when I want to be 100% comfortable, say going to a thrift store to dig through piles and piles in search of that one perfect find that makes it all worth while, I'd throw on a pair of vintage Levi cut-offs, a beat up old tee and a slouchy cardigan. I'm not much of a sneaker-wearer so the Docs are the perfect alternative.
  • Now this is cheating a bit. I personally love this look, however, I don't think I could leave the house in this. It's not that I don't think it's a good combo, I do. It's just that the one rule of fashion (if there are any hard and fast rules) that I tend to follow is that if you wore it the first time around, you shouldn't go back. I think I literally wore this outfit when I was a sophomore in high school (yes, I'm that old!). But just because I've already lived my grunge years those of you that weren't even born in 1992 shouldn't miss out. And since I won't be wearing it out of the house, you can buy it here. ;)
  • OK, this is more my speed. I think the trick for me will be to mix feminine pieces with tougher pieces like this floral dress with my motorcycle jacket. The girly dress balances out the tougher pieces in the ensemble.
  • In the same way, I like to pair skinny jeans and a black tank top with a feminine sweater to balance things out. If I wore my motorcycle jacket with this outfit I'd feel a little too biker-chick.
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26 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

All very cute! I love the 3rd! :o)

copperoranges said...

i have found that height is key in pulling off doc martens .. at 5'2'', they're stumpsville on me!!

melissa said...

oh god! i graduated in '96 so i also remember wearing that exact outfit! i had maroon low docs with pink ribbon laces. Knee high socks and a babydoll dress. And bleached out bangs!! haha. i have been tempted to rock a similar outfit but i think your advice is spot on; once was enough.
Oh and to copperoranges: ROCK WHAT EVER YOU WANT REGARDLESS OF HEIGHT! YOU WILL LOOK HOT!

Jenny H. said...

i justtt came across your blog and i love it!

wanna trade links?

The Stylish Wanderer said...

I just got my docs, and I wore them with tights as well (you can check out my blog for photos)

I like way #2 the most

Alyssa said...

Ooo. Thank you thank you. I have a pair of emerald doc's sitting in my closet that are only wore when I go to shows and go to work. Maybe, I will attempt to wear them outside of those places.

Your hair looks super super super wonderful in the last pictures though!

Heidi at MilkChildren said...

Argh! Im soo super glad you did this! Im just considering buying some docs. I heart them to pieces :)

scara said...

i really love this 4-way posts! hope you do more of those!

Lily said...

perfect perfect perfect perfect

Camilla said...

Lovely pictures :)

Casey said...

I've always tended to shy away from Docs, but these outfits are great!! :) I think #3 is my favorite; definitely love your jacket in that one too!! :D

hadley l said...

I love the Docs! I've been wanting a pair of those for the longest time. You wear them well!

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Stephanie said...

Love looks 2 and 3. I remember though middle and high school, there was this one girl that had an insane amount of Doc's. I think she had one in every color and every height. This whole 90's revival makes me wish I saved some of my clothes from back in the day. :-P

kajsa - www.aenigma.blogg.se said...

I know that I should be saying that your outfits are amazing, and they are; you are very pretty indeed. But that wall that the photos are taking in front of! Gimme one of those in my house and my life could be..complete?

Erica said...

love love LOVE the third dress/outfit as a whole.

Spandexpony said...

Wow nice work! I especially like the third and fourth outfits--- good thing you have such long legs, too (essential to successful Doc wearing)!

Sally Jane said...

Thank so much for all of your comment! Wearing these Docs have certainly brought back lots of early 90's memories for me.
Don't be afraid to try them out - I think they're great for every body type and style.

emma said...

love the first one!

ash said...

i love doc martens but everyone in portland hates them...
sucha bummerrrrr

i adore your blog :]

you should check out mine
fashionalertblurt.blogspot.com

maybe we can exchange links...

-ash

Nina said...

I find this last look so inspiring I went out and bought a chain necklace just like the one you are wearing. I'm a copy-cat....

xx

Hippy Chic said...

That Smith shirt rules,
Rock On!

Jennifer Anne said...

I just recently discovered your blog and I've been through almost all of the archive posts within a couple of weeks. You're great! It's nice to see a fashion blogger seem so down to earth, minus the all-too-common snobbish ego. Thanks!

I'd love to see more of these "4 ways" posts if you're ever so inclined.

Anonymous said...

wowowowowow number 1 especially!! ahhh Smiths tees you just can't go wrong! You wear DMs very well

chasing daisies said...

I have to agree with anonymous above me! I like number one the best. but ALL the outfits are super cute.
Gah, I know that one fashion rule. It sucks..

boomboombocs said...

i loved all of those!! especially the the last two =)

im thinking of buying a black floral pair myself, but i cant seem to find ones with bigger flowers anywhere, other than ebay haha

Jermaine said...

i loved all of those!! especially the the last two =)

im thinking of buying a black floral pair myself, but i cant seem to find ones with bigger flowers anywhere, other than ebay haha