While the majority of my wardrobe errs on the reserved side, my shoe collection is another story. In my opinion, glittery heels or bright strappy sandals can make any outfit infinitely cooler. And while I’ve owned just about every type of shoe, there’s one I’ve long since sworn off…
Platforms were my footwear of choice throughout my teens. I wore them on nights out, to family get-togethers (heck, I even wore them to my part-time job at Faith). However, after landing a job in fashion, I found that my platforms, as much as I adored them, only hindered me on my clothing-return runs.
Gradually, they were simply phased out of my wardrobe repertoire. That is, until I saw the F/W 19 collections. Consult our trend report and you’ll find that platform shoes are very much on the agenda this season, with the likes of Dries Van Noten and Stella McCartney showcasing the high-and-mighty footwear.
Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller, however, have remained loyal to the platform-heel trend throughout the years and are providing all the inspiration I need on the styling front. Alexa often wears hers with her off-duty wares (think vinyl trenches, straight-leg jeans, and pinafore dresses), while Sienna ensures hers look fanciful with floral midi dresses and feather-trimmed separates.
Keep scrolling to see how Sienna, Alexa, and some of our favorite influencers wear their platform shoes, and then proceed to shop my edit of the chicest pairs around.