Five ways with Dr. Martens shoes

Last updated 05:00 08/10/2017

The timeless British footwear can be dressed up or down.

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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.

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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. 

Corporate chic


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; 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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