Raise your hand if you wore flowing midi dresses with Dr. Martens or rugged flat, stompy boots back in the ‘90s. Even I wore the look, but with brown boots instead of the usual black. My dresses were as floral as can be. Perhaps you wore a midi skirt with stompy black boots instead of a dress. However you wore the vibe, the outfits in the collection showcase a look that might bring back memories. The juxtaposition of pretty dress and tough boots is fun and interesting.
The outfit formula is easy:
Midi dress + stompy boots + topper + accessories
The dress has to be midi length because that’s the point of this formula. Think smart casual, casual, or even cocktail styles. Sweater dresses can work too. Personally, I like the vibe best when the dresses are flowing as opposed to tight sheaths.
These should be flat with chunky or less chunky heels/soles, and with a higher shaft than an ankle boot. Black is the classic norm, but white looks fresh, fab and crisp. Metallic is sweet too.
If you live in a mild climate, motos, denim jackets, aviators and blazers look great over a midi dress. If it’s cold, you’ll need a puffer, maxi coat, or knee-length coat.
Finishing off the look with hosiery for warmth is ideal. Wearing decorative scrunched socks is another way to go. A scarf and hat can work, and might be necessary for warmth. Add a bag that works with the look, and add jewellery and watch as desired.