Mention the platform heel and there are two things that likely come to any sartorially-inclined mind: a) the glam swinging '70s and their disco-dancin', floor-sweepin' bell bottom pants; or b) that awkward bracket sandwiching the late 2000s, not quite far off enough to be retro-cool, where stacked round-toe pumps and chunky stiletto sandals (paired with peplum skirts and mullet hemlines) were all the rage. Either answer, we don't blame you for considering them, well, a tad dated.
It's 2018, though! Time to hit refresh. Below, check out seven ultra-current ways these style stars are clunking and clomping down the street! After all, an extra height boost is always en vogue.
1. Start with a simple pair of sky-high black sandals like Renee de Guzman's, then team with an a-line mini, beret, and neckscarf. Cute!
2. Liz Uy's combat boots and pajama-esque co-ords combo is giving us life. Breezy and tough.
3. Of course. Heart Evangelista is arguably the platform's number one fan, so taking a tip from her is advisable! Tuck a crisp white shirt into a lace pencil skirt and call it a day.
4. Might we pique your possible interest in Pernille Teisbaek's mule-clog-espadrille hybrid care of Chanel? We're enraptured. It's only natural that she teams 'em with a boxy tweed jacket and pearls. Coco herself would be proud.
5. Nicole Andersson's head-to-toe Tory Burch look is simultaneously streamlined and unique. Zoom in on those funky details and that gorgeous palette of blues and browns!
6. No better teacher than Italian label Miu Miu for a crash course on how to rock patent Mary Janes. Tame their kitschy, pinup-girl connotations in full acid-washed denim!
7. Margaret Zhang, queen of undone chic, has the simplest advice: just throw on a slouchy, oversized suit and go already. Jeez.
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