I’ll admit it: Right now, I’d really like to ride the wave of Summer Fridays, frosé, and denim cutoffs for a few more months and forget about that looming season ahead that starts an F and rhymes with mall .
But there are a few things I can’t totally hate about the impending cooler weather—one of which is the abundance of lug-sole, thick-heel, platform boots hitting the shelves (both virtual and physical) in preparation for autumnal fashion.
Between Saint Laurent’s rock-star platforms, Vetements’s gothy clompers, and Miu Miu’s towering velvet beauties, Fall 2016 is shaping up to be the season of the chunky-heel boot—and for anyone with stiletto aversion or a commute that involves cobblestones, this is truly excellent news. With a sturdy enough sole, even a four-inch heel can be a manageable feat for all-day wear, and paired with a summery dress or a pair of cropped jeans, you can get away with adding a pair or two into your daily outfit rotation even before Labor Day.
Tricolor Platform Boot, $445; at No. 6 add to cart
Patent Sock Boots, $99.99; at Mango add to cart
Miu Miu Leather-Trimmed Velvet Ankle Boots, $975; at Net-a-Porter add to cart
Shellys London Balhamm Suede Boot, $190; at Nasty Gal add to cart
Leather Ankle Boots with Lined Platform, $139; at Zara add to cart
Saint Laurent Gold Platform Cady Boots, $1,195; at Ssense add to cart
Reverb Boot, $158; at Unif add to cart