It's time to dig your Doc Martens out of your closet

Embrace '90s grunge with a pair of Doc Martens

Anna Siepenkötter wearing black H&M trackpants and black Dr. Martens boots on March 13, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.
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It seems as if punk rock is having an influence on fashion in a big way through Doc Marten combat boots. Dr Martens (a.k.a. Doc Martens) never go out of style, and celebrities including Olivia Rodrigo and Addison Rae are only reaffirming this.

You almost can't have a '90s fashion trend without some form of combat boot associated with it. It seems like Olivia's nostalgic fashion is taking major influence from the 1990s, but she's not the only one. Along with Addison, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox—a.k.a. one of our fave celeb combos—are also adding the workboot style to their everyday outfits. 

As we continue to infuse our style with pieces from our childhood, the '90s grunge look is competing with the surge in 2000s fashion. So, if you're eager to keep up with the current trends, it's officially time to put on a pair of Doc Martens—the original punk-rock boot.

Mathilda Röttger wearing black shades, black plaid jumpsuit, black tights and black Dr Martens boots on June 26, 2021 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Olivia is serving us another grunge-esque look which she debuted during her Sour Prom. Toughening up her '80s-inspired metallic blue dress, the platform buckled Doc Martens keep this look the right side of throwback. 

Dr Martens Jadon Max Hardware Leather Platform Boots

Dr Martens, Jadon Max Hardware Leather Platform Boots, $220

Try not to throw on some head-banging music once you slip these platforms on.

The Jadon Max isn't available in the UK, however, you can get the Jadon Hardware Strap Leather Platform Boots, £129 which are similar in style (just minus a platform).

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While Olivia has quickly become a '90s style icon, Addison used her Doc Martens to add a more punk touch to her elegant corset and casual denim combo. She also included an essential accessory for any 1990s-inspired look: a pair of rounded rectangle sunglasses.

Dr Martens Jadon Max Platform Boots

Dr Martens, Jadon Max Platform Boots, $200 | £199

Ditch the heels and add some height to your outfit with a pair of platform heels—they may even be comfier.


Machine Gun Kelly is almost always sporting his white Doc Martens. The singer adds a modern take to the boots adding his own style and rock aesthetic to the look. His fashion influence even reached his girlfriend Megan Fox who was spotted wearing the same pair as Addison during a trip the couple took to Six Flags.

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are seen leaving a restaurant on September 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

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Dr Martens Jadon Smooth Leather Platform Boots

Dr Martens, Jadon Smooth Leather Platform Boots,  $180 | £179

Add a touch of white to your outfit with these military-inspired platform boots made of leather.

Rylee Johnston
Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 


Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.


When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.