I think it’s probably impossible to find many people who love Dr Martens more than me. I remember receiving my first pair for my 17th birthday. They were bright, shiny purple and I loved them. I lived in them and I’d definitely still be wearing them if they hadn’t mysteriously gone missing when I went to Australia…
*Sorry Mom & Dad, for leaving so much junk in my room.
Any true lover of Docs will know that the best way to wear them is with a killer pair of socks. You also NEED to have socks on at all times when you’re wearing your new Docs in, as they can be quite harsh on the back of the old feet (and no-one wants to live that blister life, am I right?)
With this in mind and to inspire other DM fans around the UK, I decided to put together a list of my favourite #docsandsocks.
Let me just start by saying that these socks are not old, despite the fact that my camera managed to make the sparkly fabric look like it has been washed too many times.
These maroon sparkly numbers from Topshop are a firm favourite of mine, not only because they have a cute tiny bee on them, but because they look great with all my docs. The colour lends itself really well to most colours of leather (except, perhaps, pastels). Paired with my shiny blue leather numbers, I’m party ready and it’s a match made in heaven – especially for girls like me who can’t cope in heels!
2. Pretty Pastels
Am I the only one who thinks pastel socks work REALLY well with the classic oxblood colour? I’m happy to pair my classic 1461’s with just about anything, especially cute dresses in the summer time and the pastel socks lend themselves to this trend a treat.
These socks are also sparkly (because they were just to pretty to ignore) and came in a 3 for £8 deal from Topshop, but you could recreate the effect with any pair of light blue ankle socks.
3. Cute Boots
I’m not sure why my boots look insanely small in this picture.. I’m guessing it’s the camera angle but what I do love about these soft leather 1460 boots is that they are quite a lot less clumpy than my original 1460 smooth black iconic boots.
I decided to pair these cute purple numbers with some pearl socks I found in Primark which add a really soft edge. These boots can look super tough, depending on what you wear them with, so it was really nice to make them a bit more ‘girly’ and introduce a cuter way of wearing them.
When I saw these Panda socks in Topshop, I knew they had to be mine. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my first few months of managing retail social accounts at work, it’s that EVERYONE loves a Panda.
These socks from Topshop are a pretty pastel pink and I wanted to show how good they look with both my dark colour shoes. I also think these will look amazing with some white doc shoes too…when I actually get around to buying some. I think that having some kind of fun pattern on your socks makes the Docs even more wearable and also, they look GREAT with light Mom Jeans which are definitely going to be a wardrobe staple for a lot of people this Spring / Summer.
5. Fierce Fishnets
I am not afraid to admit, I’m terrified of fishnet tights. Although I LOVED the recent Korean trend of fishnets under ripped jeans that was quickly adopted by the UK market, I couldn’t bring myself to try it… for some reason. I don’t know why!
These fishnet ankle socks from Primark are a perfect for scaredy-cats like me and add a real bad-ass edge to the 1461’s. They are also surprisingly comfy and counteract the aforementioned ankle rub pretty well, even with brand new shoes. Just try it. Yolo!
I hope you enjoyed reading my little insight into the Docs and Socks trend! Give this post a like if you like Docs, socks, pandas, Primark and wearing odd shoes.
Also, can I please get some advice?! I’m stuck on the fence about buying these new Docs. I know they’re going to be in store for a limited time, and they’re AMAZING… but they’re also £140.
Yay or Nay?
Peace & hugs,