What do Rihanna, North West, and the majority of construction workers have in common? The answer you may be racking your brain for is that they all wear Timberlands. A cold-weather shoe classic for both men and women (and now uber-stylish celebrity children), Timberlands—or Tims—have also been known to be a style staple in the wardrobes of the hip-hop elite for decades.
If Doc Martens are for the grungy and flannel wearing, then Tims are for the urban, street-chic population. Though (for some) they me be best worn with vintage-washed jeans, an oversized crewneck sweatshirt, and hoop earrings, Tims have managed to riddle their way into the closets of street style mavens everywhere.
Try rocking your Tims with an all-black ensemble and denim jacket—an outfit that can be worn just about anywhere and still make you look like the chicest woman in the room (or on the street). Or, for those lazy afternoons, add Tims to your uniform gray sweats and tee for a comfortable, yet put-together, weekend look.
Whether Tims have gone so mainstream due to style-conscious celebrities (like Kanye West and Khloe Kardashian) sporting them around Hollywood, or the fact that they are just a well made, goes-with-everything boot, Tims are one of few shoes that that will—always—be here to stay.