Fashion Shoes I Bought Instagram's Viral White Boots, and Now I Wear Them With Everything They mysteriously make every outfit look 10 times better. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 17, 2020 @ 10:26AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Getty Images/Instagram/@samanthasutton A nostalgic, Skip-It-type contraption, fancy vintage robes, letters and patches meant to customize old clothes: these are just some of the items I bought — and then failed to actually use — over the course of 2020. Yet, while a portion of my bank statement reads somewhat like a long list of regrets, I have made one recent purchase that has proven to be well worth it. After spotting Dr. Martens' white 2976 Platform Chelsea Boots (Shop It: $180; nordstrom.com) in about 100 different Instagram photos, I finally caved and added a pair to my closet. I'm not exaggerating when I say that, these days, I rarely wear any other shoe. I had already theorized these chunky lug-soles would be versatile, thanks to all the influencer outfits I'd seen them styled with, but I was still surprised to learn they mysteriously look great with everything I own. The overall ruggedness helps to tone down pleated skirts and ruffled dresses, giving them a more casual vibe, while at the same time, they punch up sweats and basic jeans, making them seem fashion-forward. The black and white combo also pops against fall and winter's dark colors, and since these Docs are platforms, they provide me with a welcome height boost. 9 Outfits That Prove Ankle Boots Go With Everything I will say that the one downside to these Chelsea boots is that they are heavy — much heavier than a pair of pool slides or Vans, two picks that have been my go-tos when stepping out of the house. However, they're easy enough to slip on in a pinch (or to walk the dog), and when it comes to inclement weather, I'm confident they'll protect me against the elements. Of course, I could talk about these babies all day, but if you really want a reason to buy 2976 Platform Chelsea Boots, just take a look at the many ways to wear them, courtesy of Instagram. An All-Black Outfit I personally love the contrast that comes with wearing these Dr. Martens with all-black outfits. Easy and cute! A Sweatsuit It's possible you already own a few. Add these boots plus a blazer and now you have a full, fun look. Every Major Celebrity Is Weirdly Wearing the Same Outfit Right Now A Pair of Leggings The combination of a form-fitting leg with a chunky boot really makes a statement. Any Kind of Denim Just like your favorite pair of white sneakers, these boots can be your fall and winter go-tos. Leather Pants You no longer have to stress about which shoes go best with these bottoms. Problem solved! Floral Dresses Dressy meets cool and casual. A Plaid Skirt A rugged yet preppy mix. 12 Plaid Outfit Ideas to Try This Fall Fall Staples Leather, knits, denim — Dr. Martens look good with every seasonal must-have. Oversized Shirts With the added height — and therefore, elongated legs — from the platform, you won't have to worry about being overpowered by a baggy top or dress. Maxi Skirts A way to keep your holiday outfits from feeling too fancy or over-the-top. A Jumpsuit Everything in this outfit is easy to slip into when you're on the go.