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HOW TO STYLE SUMMER SANDALS, BY DOCS STORE STAFF



Sandals: the Docs way. Stacked with just as much attitude as our boots and shoes, our strappy sandals are ready to be worn with any outfit. We asked Fabienne, Galyam, Sharon and Vanessa from our stores how they’ve been wearing their women’s gladiator sandals.

GALYAM LEMA

OXFORD STREET STORE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAMIMA MAJID, OXFORD STREET STORE

My style is a mix of urban fashion and vintage clothing. On a day to day basis, my go-to shoes would be the Jadon Max boot. However, the Gryphon women’s sandals are my favorites. These short gladiator sandals are easy to put on and the silver buckles add the little bit of edge that us Docs wearers love.

The first look is a simple summer day look. A colorful bodysuit and a pair of black shorts. Since the Gryphon sandals are ankle height, you can swap your shorts with skinny jeans in the evening. This is the kind of outfit I would wear to catch up with the girls.

"YOU CAN WEAR THIS GLADIATOR STYLE WITH PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING"

The second outfit is for my denim lovers. I chose to wear my Gryphon gladiators with black Dr. Martens socks because YES you can wear socks with sandals! This is the kind of outfit I would wear for after-work drinks.

VANESSA GROS

COLOGNE STORE

For this look I chose to put on thrifted overalls paired with a floral-printed shirt and a rosy wig. I wore the gladiator style sandals cross-over without any socks on and matched the black from the Docs with a black bucket hat. It’s a very comfy outfit.

“WEARING DOCS MAKES ME FEEL VERY POWERFUL. I LOVE HOW VERSATILE THESE SANDALS ARE.”

For this look I chose to wear a carpenter midi skirt paired with a lilac crop top and a glittery purple vintage blouse. I topped it off with a 2000s-inspired shiny bag, heart-shaped sunglasses and of course, the black gladiator flats with different socks on. I love wearing cute socks underneath the sandals, because it puts the focus on the shoes, and it looks super cool in my opinion. This outfit is quite modern and was a lot of fun to wear.

FABIENNE FORMSMA

AMSTERDAM STORE

My personal style has always been quite edgy, although I do love to wear a girly dress or skirt combined with some lace up boots or a thick sole to toughen up my look. What I like most about leather gladiator style sandals is that they are a classic Dr. Martens style that will never go out of fashion. They really go with any outfit and most importantly, are super comfortable too.

“DOCS SANDALS INSTANTLY MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I AM READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD”

My second look is hugely inspired by Harajuku street style, with a little edgy twist. I’m a big fan of wearing socks and sandals, as this can completely change the look and feel of your entire outfit.

SHARON NIPAH

CARNABY STORE

For my first look, I paired a black leather button-up with a zebra print mini skirt. I really love the oversized fit of the shirt as it sits at a perfect length to show just enough of the zebra print. I then added some black socks with these gladiator style docs for color blocking. I would ideally wear this on a day out, brunch or to a day event.

"I LOVE THE BUCKLES. WHEN I WEAR DOCS, I FEEL FREE AND REBELLIOUS"

For the second look I thought to go a little more casual and with a message. I chose my friends “eat, pray [don’t be racist] love” t-shirt along with these loose fit jeans. This t-shirt speaks volumes especially in these times whilst allowing me to look trendy. I love how my jeans sit on these strappy leather sandals; the sole gives the shoe enough height so that they don’t get lost under the jeans.

GRYPHON BRANDO STRAP SANDALS

+ Built with full-grain brando leather

+ Adjustable buckle fastening

+ Built on our iconic air-cushioned sole

+ Comes in black and charro

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