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Styling Doc Martens: 4 ways to wear the footwear classic this summer

Adding a pair into your outfit is really simple

For six decades, British footwear brand Doc Martens has been producing classic silhouettes that are not only highly practical, but ultimately super wearable too.  

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The label started out producing boots that were marketed as workwear, but eventually Doc Martens gained notoriety in 1969 when Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, wore his boots paired with a boiler suit in effort to rebel against the bright psychedelic prints that defined mainstream fashion of the age.

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The best known style of Doc Martens has to be the 1460 boot. The instantly recognisable silhouette, consisting of lace-up eyelets, a chunky sole and a fabric label, is a stone cold wardrobe classic. Footwear by Doc Martens has been seen on virtually every celebrity – Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, and Kaia Gerber, to name a few.

Now, Doc Martens is known for more than just its boots, in fact, its shoes and sandals are seriously popular – plus now even vegans can get in on the action since the brand introduced vegan leather to its product line.

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Hello! Fashion shows you how to style your Doc Martens this summer: 

Dressing it down

The floaty midi dress is a summer staple but sometimes a minimalistic sandal or a chunky trainer just won't cut it. For that extra edge, pair a loose-fitting silhouette with platform Doc Martens for a seamless blend of contrasting styles.

Courtney midi dress, £170, Aspiga 


Crisp co-ord


There's not much out there that we love more than a summer co-ord and crisp white is always a chic choice. We love a blunt bob with 70s-style shades and layered silver chains – but best of all, the platform Doc Martens show off the split trouser hem and we're very into it.

Oversized Boy jacket, £410, Theory 


Of-the-moment accessories


It wouldn't be a Hello! Fashion article without the mention of a classic bucket hat! This fluffy beige design by Levi's pairs well with a timeless Louis Vuitton shoulder bag, giving off a definite Y2K vibe. The ultra-flattering flared jeans hang perfectly over chunky sole Doc Martens, tying the ensemble together.

Levi's cosy bucket hat, £32.95, Hat Shopping


 Asymmetric outerwear


Another vote for the trouser split hem, this outfit plays with contrast in several ways. The bright yellow geometric laces stand out against dark leather, and oversized masculine outerwear balances out skin-tight jeans perfectly.

Jadon Max platform boots, £199, Doc Martens


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