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Get The Look: How To Style Dr Martens

Get The Look: How To Style Dr Martens

Whether you’re a die-hard fashion lover or a more casual kind of girl, we’ve all sought out style inspiration to help us dress for an upcoming event or to take our unique style to the next level. But with all the content creators, trends and styling content out there,  it can make finding inspiration that suits your individual style tricky.

To narrow the results on your For You Page, many searches for style tips for specific looks or a staple piece, with the hashtag “how to style boots” seeing a staggering 8M views on TikTok and Pinterest, showing a 77% increase in searches for Dr. Martens compared to last year.

To help celebrate expression through your unique style, the experts at Dr. Martens have revealed some of their favourite ways their wearers champion their own style in their DM boots. So whether you prefer fleece-lined boots or platform Chelsea boots, here’s the ultimate guide to putting your best foot forward regardless of if you’re rocking grunge or streetwear.


We love the thought of combining two aesthetics together to create a comfy-chic style suitable for just about any occasion. It’s the perfect style to throw on quickly whilst still looking put together, plus it’s comfortable enough to move around in.

One TikToker, @yessicle, shows how they combine the casual aesthetic with their DMs using peeping white socks, a black gilet and a matching workout set.


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♬ Borderline – Tame Impala

Other ways to incorporate the athleisure style include mixing up oversized layers with tight pieces, such as baggy hoodies paired with cycling shorts.


Dating back to the 70s, streetwear still has the hype for all of the right reasons. Born from subculture groups like skateboarders, surfers, and hip-hop artists, this is a refreshingly modern but also casual clothing style that’s easily adapted to each person.

We love the relaxed baggy jean and oversized graphic t-shirt look from TikToker @thecreativehotgirl. Streetwear is a great style that’s easy to layer up or strip back, depending on where you are and how you like to dress. Swap the baggy jean for skinny or mom jeans if that’s more your thing, or even tights and an oversized jacket if your t-shirt is big enough to pass as a dress.


this was fun tehe #docmartens #fitsthisweek #stylingdocmartens #aestheticoutfits #differentaesthetics #outfitsoftheweek

♬ Tia Tamera – Doja Cat

Smart casual

Perfect for appearing effortlessly cool and sophisticated, the neutral colour palette of the smart casual look is perfect for those wanting to create a capsule wardrobe they can easily dress up or down. With beige, creams, khaki and browns all being popular colourways for your capsule wardrobe, there’s no reason you can’t brighten things up with this look if that’s more your style.

TikToker @dressmelikethat styles her DMs beautifully for this look, pairing a timeless white shirt with a comfy oversized cardigan and pinstripe skirt. If pairing this style with laced boots isn’t quite right for you, you can easily smarten up this look with platform Chelsea boots.


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♬ If We Ever Broke Up – Mae Stephens

Grunge/alternative fashion

A style adopted by many who love to express themselves through their fashion, grunge/alternative style is always bold and sexy, no matter what outfit choice.

If you’re after some inspiration, @Pineapplejessiex pairs a classic graphic tee with some parachute pants and her DMs, but really it’s all about her accessories. The jewellery and accompanying belt really complete the look and are what bring her own style to the fit. We love this.


Styling the new @thegreatfroglondon x @drmartens 🖤 #altfashion #drmartens #grungeaesthetic #grungefashion #fashiontiktok #midsize #plussize #stylingideas #fashioninspo #emofashion #emotiktok #howtostyle

♬ Psycho Killer – Talking Heads


Gen Z has brought back Y2K fashion in full force, which means bright and bold colours. Through the likes of TikTok, the mid-90s and early 2000s vibes are trending again and are back and better than ever.

Y2K fashion is all about making a statement. It’s typically quite futuristic with a slightly retro edge – think shiny materials, platform boots, pleated skirts and colourful sunglasses.

@tachlo shows a simple way to adopt the style by using sleeves paired with a little black dress, tights, her DMs and a perfectly Y2K, cherry print bag.


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♬ Its Jane – art

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