This Fall Boot Trend Is About to Blow Up, So Wear It While It's Hot

We have a major newsflash for you: Platform boots are officially trending and might just become one of fall's biggest boot trends. The runways have dabbled with the style for a few seasons, but up until now, the boot trend hasn't really stuck. However, thanks to the stylish fashion month attendees and their game-changing street style moments, we have official confirmation that platform boots are here and taking over.

For a fashion editor, there is no better feeling than watching a trend start to simmer and then erupt to a roiling boil. Over the summer, I started to spot more platform boots in the market and was anxious to see if the runway trend would actually come to fruition this fall; sure enough, it did. This iconic style from the '60s, '70s, and even the '90s adds just the right amount of character to any fall look you have hanging in your wardrobe. Take it from the street style set and accept that when it comes to how to wear these boots, the sky is really the limit.

Enhancing everything from fancy cocktail dresses to leggings and back again, platform boots have proven there isn't really an ensemble they can't make cooler, and one look at the outfits from fashion month below will confirm exactly that. Keep scrolling to check out our favorite platform boot outfits and shop our favorite pairs.

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Style Tip: Make a formal dress feel a bit more casual by pairing it with platform boots. Finish off the look with a contemporary handbag and you're pretty much set for any outing under the sun. 

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Style Tip: Go full '70s and wear this boot trend with retro florals prints and punchy accessories. 

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Style Tip: Even a minimal white dress can reap the benefits of this cool boot trend. By adding these chunky shoes, you can transform a simple frock into something that feels so forward. 

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Style Tip: This winter, use platform boots to bring all of your dress-and-tights looks to life. 

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Style Tip: Keep it simple by going for an all-black look featuring these trendy boots. Even though there will be no color in sight, the boots will be enough of a wow factor to make up for it. 

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Style Tip: If you're going for the more-is-more look, platform boots are always going to be a solid finishing touch. 

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Style Tip: This outfit is proof that platform boots can even liven up your leggings, but be sure to pair said leggings with some sort of oversize jacket to polish them up a bit. 

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Style Tip: Take a simple outfit to the next level by slipping into platform boots versus your regular go-to ankle boots. 

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Style Tip: This boot trend will instantly make all of your dark floral dresses seem 10 times cooler, so pick your favorites and start pairing. 

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Style Tip: Knits on knits are a major fall trend, and these boots seem to be the perfect footwear counterpart.