I’ve had a soft spot for Doc Martens for a long time. I remember watching my older sister stomp to school in hers in the 90s and thinking they were the epitome of cool. Then there is my friend Charlotte who practically lives in her Docs and makes me eternally envious of her style. I blame both of them entirely for the fact that I bought these beautiful patent Doc Marten Lamper shoes!

However, it has been a challenge to style these. I’m not naturally a grungy kind of gal and I don’t tend to wear dresses so I’ve struggled to find natural pairings for them. After a little bit of experimenting, I’ve worked out that I love pairing them with a slightly preppy look- untucked shirts, smart coats and a slick of lipstick. But I’m still looking for ideas- what would you wear with a pair of Docs?

Wearing – Shoes: Doc Martens; Jeans and Shirt; secondhand via eBay; Camel Coat: Charity Shop; Cross Body Bag; Rebecca Minkoff