The Shoe Trend Everyone Is Wearing Again Thanks to Olivia Rodrigo


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Dr. Martens have been around for decades as a comfortable and forward shoe choice. The range of silhouettes—including the timeless boots—have continued to increase in popularity over the years but now with the rise of the alt-girl aesthetic and the return of pop-punk to our radio waves, the iconic brand is undoubtedly having its moment again. The shoes have become one of the go-to silhouettes amongst celebrities and fashion people alike, but it's the budding style stars of Generation Z who are some of the brand's most loyal supporters. Well, one Gen Zer, in particular: Olivia Rodrigo.

She may not be alone in her obsession with Dr. Martens, but the influence of the Grammy award-winning artist and "Driver's License" singer can't be understated. One scroll through her Instagram feed confirms it—whether she's on stage performing or being a tourist in Europe, Rodrigo can usually be found in a pair of Dr. Martens. From our observations, she prioritizes the platform Jadon Boots, but we've also spotted her in loafers from the brand, among other styles.


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Rodrigo has quickly become the poster girl for Dr. Martens, but it doesn't take much research to see that the rest of Hollywood is following suit—from Gen Z and beyond. With that, we thought we'd round up some of our favorite celebrity outfits to show you how to style Doc Martens like a pro. What you'll find below is a smattering of 'fits including everything from a chic blazer ensemble to an easy dress vibe. You'll also uncover shopping recommendations throughout, including some of the best Dr. Martens available to buy now, from its iconic combat boots to cool girl–approved loafers. Keep scrolling for more.


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On Olivia Rodrigo: Mirror Palais Starling Dress ($595); Dr. Martens Adrien Tassel Loafers ($140)

In place of delicate heels, Rodrigo opted for Dr. Martens loafers with ankle socks to ground a silk slip dress and the combination has cool-girl energy in spades.


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On Kourtney Kardashian: Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boots ($170)

An all-black outfit like the one that Kourtney Kardashian wore here is exactly the kind of goth-inspired styling that just makes sense with Dr. Martens.


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Leg warmers emerged as a more niche micro-trend this year among edgier fashion people and Willow Smith is making a strong case for wearing the accessory with combat boots.


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On Addison Rae: Dr. Martens Jadon Boots ($200); Prada Nylon Re-Edition 2005 Bag ($1195)

A long wool coat teamed with a plain tee and a skirt is quite chic with those trusty Dr. Martens.


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On Rodrigo: UNIF tee; Dr. Martens Jadon Boots ($200)

A plaid mini skirt is grunge-girl perfection with a pair of classic Dr. Martens boots.


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On Bella Hadid: Dr. Martens Fusion 3 Eye Zip Shoes

Try a layered look featuring the oxford silhouette with a coat, sweater, and trousers.


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On Kristen Stewart: Nanushka Ilys Coat; Joah Brown Essential Bra; Dr. Martens x Royal Mail Shoes

Oxford Docs might just be the perfect accompaniment to pinstripe suiting.


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On Rodrigo: Dr. Martens Jadon Boots ($200)

Top off any Dr. Martens outfit with a leather jacket—just trust me on this one.


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On Maude Apatow: Max Mara coat; Ami Paris bag; Dr. Martens Adrien Tassel Loafers ($140)

A belted coat and tights can easily veer prim and ladylike, but Dr. Martens offer the perfect antidote.


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On Gigi Hadid: Dr. Martens 1460 Boots ($170)

Embrace those cozy vibes with a leather jacket, loose denim, and Docs.


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On Rodrigo: Frankie's Bikinis x Gigi Hadid Strapless Bikini Top ($67); Dr. Martens Jadon Boots ($200)

The combat boots are ideal for walking around all day, so Rodrigo might be onto something here with her tourist outfit.


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On Emma Chamberlain: Dr. Martens Adrien Tassel Loafers ($140)

As the arbiter of all things Gen Z��cool-girl, Chamberlain is naturally a Doc Martens loyalist.


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On Halsey: Dr. Martens Jadon Boots ($200)

The platform combat boots are cool alternative to sneakers with off-duty outfits like Halsey's cargo pants and tee uniform.


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On Keira Knightley: Saint Laurent Herringbone Blazer; Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea Boots ($170)

Knightley is always wearing her Chelsea boots like a true Brit.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.