8th grade was a good year. We read Beowulf in English class, took a trip to Washington D.C., and I got a pair of Doc Martens! Those were the best boots ever, and it broke my heart when I outgrew them.
Lately I’ve been wanting another pair . I won’t be getting them anytime soon, as they’re not that practical for what I do now, but if I got a pair I know exactly how what I’d wear with them. It’s an easy choice, really. All I have to do is look to two of my all-time 90′s icons.
First up, Lisa Loeb.
I waxed poetic about Lisa just last week, and my love for her remains true. Great songs? Check! Glasses? Check! Pairing Doc Martens with adorable short dresses in her music videos? Check!
I think the “Do You Sleep” silver dress outfit is so perfect that I’d basically plagiarize the whole thing:
I mean, really, when isn’t a silver sequined dress appropriate?
And then there’s Daria.
Some people might argue that Daria has little place as an idol, being a cartoon character and all, but I just give those people one of Daria’s patented eye rolls and start blasting Splendora.
And then I’d wear this: