Olivia Rodrigo Keeps Her Punk-Inspo Standards With Knee-High Combat Boots for ‘Sour’ Album Debut

Olivia Rodrigo is setting records high with an unbeatable rebel-teen look.

The “Sour” singer surprised fans yesterday during her visit to Amoeba Hollywood for the display of her new album cover in true “Teenage Dreams” style. Inspired by the punk era, Rodrigo stood out with the similar knee-high boots she wears in her “Brutal” music video.

She paired the black Dr. Martens lace-up boots with a crochet multi-colored dress that reverberates 1960s style. The now sold-out piece, from H&M’s 2016 Coachella collection, can be found on vintage platforms like eBay and Poshmark. Her look was layered with an oversized Raf Simons graphic sweater, and paired with a miniature purple bag. Crochet designs have been seen on other celebrities like Harry Styles, Dua Lipa and Indya Moore — a style that has trickled up since reaching a mass audience on TikTok. While Rodrigo is a fan of rock n’ roll looks, she incorporates vintage items that add to her young-and-wild personality. Her sweater retails for 1,218 on Farfetch.

Raf Simons, sweater
Raf Simons’ intarsia-knit sweater.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Farfetch

The 18-year-old star is known for wearing nostalgia-themed outfits that relate to her current teenager experience, and recently she became the first pop artist to sell vintage clothing in the secondhand shopping app Poshmark. Obviously, Rodrigo will be a hit on the retail platform selling Y2K fashion with the rise of chunky sneakers and retro garments.

But the pop star’s signature element is indeed her love for Dr. Martens boots. Black leather boots, especially those with a platform that embody an alternative 1990s rock style are her archetype. Rodrigo is also a fan of Betsey Johnson’s designs that include that prom-girl-meets-grunge look. As seen on her latest music video, the artist is wearing a vintage Betsey Johnson dress with black fishnets.

The knee-high boot trend has been adopted by other singers like Lizzo and Gwen Stefani. While Rodrigo’s footwear choice is a pair of chunky boots, the artist can be seen in more formal shoes by labels such as Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs. When it comes to formal affairs, the singer makes sure to don more classic designers and leave the Vans in her closet.

Add a dose of edge to your wardrobe with a black platform knee-high combat boot like Rodrigo’s.



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