Dr. Who? Dr. Martens

Styling the Clarissa Sandals by Dr. Martens

One day maybe, I’ll share my shoe collection on this blog. If I do so, you’ll certainly notice my obsession for Dr Martens.

I tend to buy shoes that I know will last me for a long time. Not only the quality plays a huge part in my buying process. Practicality as well as the longevity and freedom of the design are keys. Dr Martens may not be everyone’s test, but they are a big (big) staple piece in my wardrobe.

The love story began when I was 15 yrs old, I went to the flea market with my mom. At the time, punk bands, rock music and fashion was all the rage . The British 80’s rebellious way to dress was my biggest inspiration so when I saw those mid calf bootis, with a zip on the sides, I know they were the ones. I was yet to know this was my first step into an obsessive Dr Martens collection.

Those boots still have a big place in my heart and I continue to wear them to this day.

If you own a pair of Dr Martens, you probably met the “breaking in” struggle. Yes, the Clarissa will also need a bit of patience and all your indulgence in the beginning, but once you pass this quite painful period of time, they will make your feet happy forever!

They Clarissa are a kind of cut-out version of the classic Dr Martens bootie. They have a big strap around the ankle and a slightly thick sole. I love this masculine vibe, it add a mondern and playfull touch to my vintage/ retro outfits.

Today I styled them with a pair of floral culotte shorts that I made using a 1960’s bedsheets. A little mustard crop top and my faithful beret.


It is a shame I’ve only got to wear them in the summer 😉

Bisouski, Barbara

Pictures by: My love

Shot in: Zurich

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