So, DD1, who is experimenting with different fashion looks, wants to save money for a pair of black Doc Marten boots to wear with baby-doll style dresses. She'll be 15 this fall and entering high school for the first time.
I'm all for bucking the trends and finding your own look, especially at 15. But I grew up in a small Southern town in the 1980s-90s, and Docs were associated with skinheads. I realize that was not the case everywhere; in fact, DH had never heard that at all. But I am not fashion conscious enough to know the current scoop on Docs. I'm slightly concerned that DD1's new teachers, many of whom might be my age, may have the same association with Docs, and that is definitely not an impression we want to give.
So I thought I'd present this question here, to a discussion board with geographically diverse participants with more fashion awareness and parenting experience than I have! What do you think?