I'm a long time fan of Dr. Martens shoes.
I first wore them aged 13, when they became the shoe to wear with my uniform at high school.
Pouring over the Shellys London catalogue, I ultimately decided to get the same style everyone else had, which were not dissimilar to the pair here.
Once they had moulded comfortably to my feet I wore them in the weekend too.
While I might choose a more outrageous colour these days, the black 3 Eye shoe remains a classic with an edge.
What's more, Dr. Martens come in a wide range of sizes, including for those whose feet might not get a look in with other fashionable footwear.
Shjark striped tee, $159; Deadly Ponies compendium, $415; Ruby Zelda blazer, $299; Ruby Zelda crop trousers, $199; Nom*D socks, $28; Witchery earrings $44.90; Dr. Martens 1461 3 eye shoes, $279 from Platypus.
Kowtow Just Love shirt, $199; Jasmin Sparrow Belle earrings, $299; Shjark Marlboro jeans, $359; Karen Walker Eyewear Buccaneer sunglasses, $349; Dr. Martens 1461 3 eye shoes, $279 from Platypus.
Pop of colour
Nom*D throwback dress, $585; Karen Walker Britt crossbody bag, $510; Shjark Marlboro jeans, $359; Pounamu model's own; Dr. Martens 1461 three eye shoes, $279 from Platypus.
Make it elegant
Kate Sylvester Brana dress, $599; Homage earrings, $89 from homageonline.co.nz; Dr. Martens 1461 3 eye shoes, $279 from Platypus.
Keep it casual
Shjark Studio shirt, $239; Karen Walker Corsair pants, $425; Homage earrings, $129; Dr. Martens 1461 3 eye shoes, $279 from Platypus.
Model: Aroha from N Model Management. Styling Karlya Smith. Hair & Makeup Sophy Phillips.
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