A while back I was invited to Dr Martens store opening in Belfast. Now to be perfectly honest, I was excited about the opening because I knew the store design would be really quirky, but as a girl who grew up with an older sister who loved her DM’s and bomber jacket while I loved my dresses and pretty shoes, I wasn’t really thinking too much about their stock.
But that’s what surprised me. First up, I tried on a few pairs of boots, and as with anything, there are certain styles that just didn’t work for me. However, there were many styles that did! But more importantly, Dr Martens isn’t just about shoes, they sell clothes too, and that’s what I wanted to find out more about!
I had an opportunity to go into the store and style some of their clothes as I would wear them. Thanks to Laura who let me take free reign of the Belfast store, in fact to the whole team who managed to inspire me with their style before I even began!
Now I’ve said it before, and this is the time to reinforce it – don’t disregard something until you have tried it on. I didn’t really process the fact that Dr Martens was about clothes before the launch, and I never imagined I would own a pair of DM boots – but just look at me now! The dress?? The coat?? The brogues?? The boot became my one thing!
If you are not local, check out Dr Martens online here…happy shopping, and remember, you sometimes need to try something new to find the style that works for you!
Thanks to Lauren at OPR and the team at Dr Martens, Belfast for all your help!