Forget the chunky, clobbering ankle booties of seasons past: As fall rolls in, it’s high time to embrace the elegant Platform Heels. Slick and slender, hugging the calves and skimming the leg, the equestrian-derived footwear has fast become a hit among celebrities, too.
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These sleek shoes are easy to wear with just about everything, including skirts and dresses during colder weather that you can simply pair with tights or leggings.
While you can’t go wrong with ankle boots, Platform Heels can be a scary tricky trend to try, especially if you’re not model height like myself, however, it’s a much easier one to style than you’d think. There is something wonderfully retro about pairing knee-high boots with a short hemline, be it a midi dress or silk shorts like the ones below.
This way you really let the boots do all the talking, and it actually creates the illusion of longer legs – makes sure you show a little bit of flesh though. For a fun 70s party look this season, team white knee-high boots with a sequin mini dress. It may feel a little like an early 00s throwback, but trust me when I say knee high Platform Heels over jeans is a trend you most definitely want to revisit for AW19. Considering how heavily you rely on tall boots day after day as an essential element of your outfit, they’re easily the single most important shoe accessory in your winter wardrobe.
They’re also ultra-practical for staying warm, so you can brave brutal weather in style. You’ll want to start with a staple pair in a neutral color, ideally made of leather with a low wedge or stacked heel. Beyond that, go for something that makes a statement to give your look a lift when those gray-sky days get you down.