Dr. Martens: Styling Ideas (and Tips for Buying Online)


I recently decided to splurge on a pair of Dr. Martens 1460 boots and I’m sooo glad that I did! The styling possibilities are pretty much endless with a classic boot like the 1460’s and the quality of Dr. Martens is unbeatable.

I decided to purchase my boots online (not a big surprise, I’m an online shopper to the core) and I did some thorough research regarding sizing and a reputable online seller before I made a final decision. I researched sizing because I read some reviews that the sizing is tricky. And because DrMartens.com did not sell the color I wanted, I did my research on who I could trust that did.

I’m a pretty true size 9 in shoes so I decided to weigh out the tricky sizing reviews I read and go for my regular size 9. I’m glad I did because they fit perfectly! If you normally wear a whole size in shoes and are struggling with which size may be best for you, I suggest going with your regular size. Dr. Martens are only sold in whole sizes, no half sizes are available (hence the trickiness in sizing for people) so if you are a true half size in shoes, I suggest sizing down. If anything, my boots may have a little extra room in them, so sizing down if you’re a half size may be a good idea for you.

Any color you choose with these boots is a win in my opinion, but as soon as I saw Cherry Red Arcadia, my heart was set on them. Because DrMartens.com did not have Cherry Red Arcadia available for sale, I decided to buy from Amazon.com. They have a wide array of colors available and sell them for retail price or cheaper. They also offer free shipping. Sold! Here’s a link if you wanna go with Amazon:


Dr. Martens Women’s 1460 Originals 8 Eye Lace Up Boot


Docs look so great on girls in a variety of outfits, I mean it when I say the possibilities are endless! I decided to take some simple pieces to give you a few ideas to try. Shorts, dresses, skirts, skinnies, in whatever color.. Rock any of them with docs and it’s a fashion win.




drmartens1Top: Forever21Shorts: Forever21


Enter the Wu…


Top: Hot Topic (was a regular tee, I cut it into a tank top)
Jeans: Express

drmartens5 drmartens6 I love the subtle red of Cherry Red Arcadia! It’s much lovelier in person, really.



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Try a floral print dress or skirt.

Dress: Forever21 Bracelets: Forever21




I’d also love to share some inspirational Doc styles worn by Jessica Alba. She’s wearing Cherry Red Smooth. I love how she added socks with the second look. Definitely must try.





One Response to Dr. Martens: Styling Ideas (and Tips for Buying Online)

  1. Alley says:

    Wow! Your Docs look great on you. I have a pair of 10 holes that I’ve owned for 6 years. How are yours holding up now? I think they look better with age. Got any recent pics of you in them?

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