Dr. Martens is the blueprint for the ultimate black stomper boots. The iconic shoe brand's story starts from the beginning of the 1900s, but the 1460 boot style wasn't created until 1960 during a time when there was a social revolution and dramatic cultural changes happening. While it was initially worn by factory workers, it was soon adopted by British youth culture, and it was famously worn by Pete Townshend of The Who. Later, it was adopted by those who loved grunge and nu-metal during the '90s and early '00s. And then during the '00s, it really took off among the fashion crowd. The likes of Raf Simons and Marc Jacobs have collaborated with the brand, and today, at every fashion week, you'll nearly always spot someone wearing a pair of the boots on the street outside the shows.
The cementing of its place among the street style set 60 years after its creation is clear proof of this boot style's longevity. I've also had the chance to wear the iconic boots and try them out with various outfits. From turn-up jeans to floral dresses, I honestly think you could wear these shoes with anything in your wardrobe (even a ball gown if that's your vibe). Thanks to their classic lace-up style and unostentatious design, they can be worn seamlessly with any look. I've worn three of my favourite looks with the 1460 boots below, and you can keep scrolling for more outfits and shop key Dr. Martens boots.
THE ICONIC BOOTS:
Dr. Martens 1460 Pascal Virginia Leather Ankle Boots (£149)
1. Jeans + Shirt + Blazer
Style Notes: Jeans with DMs is a given, really. Up top, however, I like to make it a bit smarter with an oversized white shirt and blazer.
SHOP THE LOOK:
Zara Check Linen Blend Blazer (£70)
Arket Oversized Poplin Shirt (£59)
Whistles Authentic Barrel Leg Jean (£95)
2. Roll-Neck + Floral Maxi
Style Notes: There's nothing I love more than making floral dresses seem less "girly," and DMs really help do that. This is my ideal autumnal look.
SHOP THE LOOK:
Hush Jemma Tea Dress (£79)
Wolford Aurora Roll-Neck Jersey Top (£195)
Ben-Amun 24-Karat Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings (£74)
3. Oversized Jumper + Plissé Trousers
Style Notes: Plissé trousers have been everywhere this summer, so this is how I'm taking them through to autumn—with a chunky knit and DMs.
SHOP THE LOOK:
Baum und Pferdgarten Chikita Sweater (£219)
& Other Stories Relaxed Plissé Drawstring Trousers (£85)
Completedworks Tra-La-La Gold Vermeil Pearl Earrings (£235)
SEE MORE DR. MARTENS OUTFITS
Style Notes: Want to wear DMs with a suit? This is a great way to do it.
Style Notes: You don't have to tuck your jeans in or roll them up with your Dr. Martens. Wide-leg versions are also a good fit.
Style Notes: Another look with a floral dress and Dr. Martens that I love.
Style Notes: The coolest way to wear your DMs? An all-black outfit.
Style Notes: Lean in to the utilitarian vibe by wearing a pair of khaki trousers with your DMs.
SHOP MORE DR. MARTENS
Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 Bex Mono Boots (£169)
Dr. Martens 1460 Smooth Leather Ankle Boots (£149)
Dr. Martens 101 Smooth Leather Lace Up Boots (£139)
Dr. Martens Jadon Smooth Leather Platform Boots (£179)
Dr. Martens 1460 Patent Leather Boots (£139)
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