The One Thing Every Gen Z'er Wears Because of Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain's style has influenced an entire aesthetic in its own right, and that's a fact. If you're familiar with the social media personality and face of Who What Wear's November digital cover you've probably found yourself scrolling through the candidly-posed outfit galleries she posts to her Instagram and maybe you've even found yourself shopping for a similar version of something she's worn. Ahem, when she wore flared leggings and everyone went out and bought them, too.

Well, when I sat down to chat with Chamberlain earlier this month, she shared one fashion item in particular that she wears on repeat: platform Dr. Martens. "I tend to only wear platforms so I'm really into platform Docs," she told me and her Instagram feed is, in fact, flooded with the shoes. "I have the short ankle ones, I have the high ones, I have ones that have like a zipper in the front that are high top. I just love platform shoes so much because I like to feel tall—they're my go-to." Really, if there's any single fashion item that Emma Chamberlain has influenced the rest of her Gen Z audience to adopt, it's these platform Docs. The '90s-inspired shoes are one of the key items to own for anyone looking to emulate Chamberlain's signature aesthetic.

Whether they're the oxfords or the classic boots, Chamberlain's outfits offer a plethora of ways to style the shoes. Take a look at the below outfits and I think you'll find yourself adding a pair to your cart, too. 

The key to wearing platform oxfords? Add a pair of tall socks for a cool prep-school take.

The cult-popular Jadon platform boots make even the most casual outfits look cool. Just ask Emma.

Chamberlain is also a champion of fall trends like tennis skirts and crew-neck sweatshirts, which just so happen to pair well with her platforms.

These oxfords are a perfect showcase for fun ankle socks.

Now, this is an outfit recipe I personally wear on repeat a lot: a printed mesh top, wide-leg pants, and platform Docs.

Crop tops, platform Docs, and cool sunglasses are basically the Emma Chamberlain starter pack. You heard it here first.

Creepers are definitely a look, but as Chamberlain expertly showed here, they're a great base to wardrobe staples like white tank and jeans.

Raise your hands if you want to wear this look ASAP.

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Don't forget to check out our November cover shoot with Chamberlain.