A love letter to my favourite outfit…
For years my husband tried to get me to buy a pair of Doc Martens. I had always loved how they looked on other people, but I was convinced they would look too bulky on me! Eventually, I relented and thus began an obsession with big boots. I still have my first pair of Doc’s and I have worn them to death over the years! Every autumn I get them out of my shoe cupboard, usually in September when the weather changes, and wear them every single day until around April. I’ve done this for the past few years and they’re still in excellent condition – I didn’t even have to break them in! They’re super comfy, easy to slip on and work with literally every outfit in my wardrobe. I am obsessed.
I wore this outfit recently as part of a collaboration with Oasis and I loved it so much I wanted to share it here too (this isn’t part of the paid partnership).
I think this dress* is one of my favourite pieces right now – the sage colour and soft shimmer make it perfect for autumn, and paired with my big, big boots it just makes such an effortless, fun look.
Last winter I bought a pair of Doc Marten Jadon Boots which I’m wearing here. They took a bit of effort (and bloodshed) to wear in, although my sister in law recommended these silicone heel protectors which have helped a lot! I love the flatform style of the Jadon’s, and I find they take the edge off midi dresses – sometimes I end up feeling a bit overdressed in some of my dresses and I love the way DM’s just add a little somethin’ somethin’ to a look.
The Jadon boots did take a little while to get used to – the first time I drove while wearing them was quite an experience! Jord told me I needed to get a pair of driving moccasins.
I find they come up higher than other boots I have, and the flatform heel meant I tripped over a curb or two trying to get used to the height, but I just bought a pair of the Flatform 2976 Chelsea Boots and I actually think I love them even more than the Jadon’s. They don’t come up quite as high, and they slip on well, and I find the Chelsea style is easier to work in to my wardrobe because they’re less detailed and feel more wearable somehow.
I will say, though, they can be hell to take off! I found this with the Jadon’s too because they have laces and a zip, so I had to get someone to help me remove them at first, but they soon softened. I actually have a collection of videos on my phone of various people removing them for me because it was such a thing.
Hopefully my newest pair of Chelsea boots will soften soon because I’m still breaking out in to a sweat trying to get them off. I thought I might have to go up a size because I had to do this with my first pair of DM’s. I tried them on in the shop and nearly died trying to get them off without drawing attention to myself. It was like a Mr Bean sketch.
I honestly love this outfit so much, I haven’t had a chance to wear it again but we are off to a gig this weekend so I expect I’ll get dressed up in it again for a bit of a dance and some dinner. I love that they add height without the pain or faff of wearing heels! The headband just completes the look to me – it looks very regal somehow.
So here’s to Doc Martens and midi dresses! Long may they reign. Are you a fan of the duo?