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How to Unapologetically Wear Doc Martens Over 40+

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How to Wear Doc Martens Over 40

Do you want to add a little edge to your style? Are you over 40 and looking for something new? If so, it could very well be that a great pair of Doc Martens could just be what the fashion doctor prescribed.

What's great about Doc Martens is that they are versatile shoes that can be dressed up or down. They can add an edgy touch to your look, while still keeping things classy and conservative (plus best of all, they are comfortable enough to wear all day long, despite not really appearing so at first).

They can add an element of cool to any outfit, and they are perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with their style. In this post, we will discuss how to wear Doc Martens over 40 in a way that is stylish and chic.

Doc Martens has been a consistently successful footwear British brand all the way from the 1950s. They're long-lasting, comfy, high-quality, strong, and robust. It's no surprise that their shoes have withstood the test of time. Doc Martens is most well-known for its fashionable worker boots, but over the last 50 years, the company has expanded to provide women's and men's boot styles in a variety of styles.

Doc Martens Add Some Edge to Your Style (Even After 40)

Take it from us, there's no age limit on fashion, not even Doc Martens. Just because you're 40+, doesn't prohibit you from wearing them. They are a sophisticated pair of shoes that can be used in a whole wide way of outfits.

You can experiment with your look while still staying within the bounds of conservative fashion. Here are a couple of outfit ideas to get you going:

Outfit #1: The Casual Look

This is the perfect look for anyone who wants to be comfortable, but still stylish. All you need is a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, and your Doc Martens.

You can dress this look up or down, depending on just how you are feeling at the time. Add a blazer to dress it up, or throw on a hoodie for a more relaxed vibe. Ideal, if you are heading out with friends to catch a coffee.

Outfit #2: The Grunge Look

If you want to add some edge to your style, go for the grunge look! Pair your Doc Martens with ripped jeans and a flannel shirt. You can also add a leather jacket to really rock the overall outfit.

Great for if you are heading out to a concert with friends and want to have a more dressed-down approach for the occasion.

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Outfit #3: The Girly Look

Yes, even girly girls can rock Doc Martens! Pair them with a pretty dress or skirt, and you’re good to go. This is the perfect look for anyone who wants to add a little edge to their style without looking too grungy.

If you're going out and about on the town, this is a great outfit to consider.

Again though these are just a few ideas, there are endless possibilities when it comes to styling your Doc Martens. The best part about these shoes is that they can be dressed up or down, depending on your mood.

So have fun experimenting, and don’t be afraid to try new things! Be sure to get creative yourself and most importantly of all have fun with it.

How to Style Your Doc Martens

Since we've gone over some outfit ideas, let's talk about how to style your Doc Martens. Here are a few tips that we recommend that you have a think about or at least try out:

  • If you want to make your legs look longer, pair your Doc Martens with a short to mid sized skirt or dress.
  • If you want to add some style points to your outfit, go for the grunge look and pair them with ripped jeans and a patterned shirt.
  • For a more casual look, pair them with just a pair of plain or black jeans and a matching t-shirt. Then depending on how you're feeling, you can raise it up or relax it.

Now that you know how to wear Doc Martens over 40, it’s time to learn how to style them yourself. Here are a few tips:

  • Start with a basic outfit, and add your Doc Martens for an edgy twist.
  • Experiment with different styles and combinations until you find something you love.
  • Don’t be afraid to get creative! Add accessories, belts, or even jackets to change up the look. You will learn that the more you play about it, the more you will realise just how versatile they can be.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to styling Doc Martens, get creative and have fun with it! Just sticking to the above styling principles and looking to others how you can actually dress with Doc Martens, dependent on the occasion, will allow you to wear Doc Martens with no issue at all, at 40 and well beyond too.

We hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. We'd love to hear from those who love Dr Martens, especially those over 40, and how you have incorporated them into your everyday outfits.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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