For a fresh way to give your flirty springtime dresses some edge, look no further than our May cover star, Taylor Swift, who keeps her futuristic frocks grounded in the unexpectedly versatile sturdy platform boot. “This spring is the perfect time to experiment with a new way to toughen up your dress trousseau,” says Maya Sasaki, Vogue Accessories Editor. “While a tried-and-true classic, the biker jacket isn’t the only way to inject your springtime dresses with edge. A platform boot is the perfect transitional piece—not to mention its leg-lengthening benefits!—and it’s an eye-grabbing way to update your spring look.”
Allowing your dress and legs to take center stage, the platform boot amplifies a more refined silhouette that can seamlessly transition from day to night. Whether your preferred iteration is chunky, black, or, better still, by Vetements, the options are endless. Pair it perfectly with a lustrous metallic mesh minidress, or if you tend to keep things simple, striped and streamlined on top and off-kilter on bottom—think a futuristic silver boot à la Marc Jacobs’s lace-up-back version (mod but modern). No matter how you style it, ’tis the season to accessorize with attitude.
- Aldo Uloeven black suede boots, $56, aldo.com; Zimmermann Mischief Manor balloon-sleeve dress, $995, Matchesfashion.com; Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Twisted Monroe eyelet-cotton dress, $620, Net-a-porter.com; Isabel Marant Étoile Naoko bib-front ruffled dress, $500, Matchesfashion.com
- Saint Laurent fringed ankle boots, $1,195, Farfetch.com; Michael Michael Kors leopard-print georgette minidress, $160, Net-a-porter.com; McQ Alexander McQueen polka-dot chiffon minidress, $595, Net-a-porter.com; Self-Portrait bell-sleeved lace-insert dress, $442, Matchesfashion.com
- Vetements black leather chunky boots, $1,655, Ssense.com; Paco Rabanne metallic mesh minidress, $4,625, Farfetch.com; Rick Owens wrinkled effect dress, $740, Fafetch.com; Mango sequined dress, $60, Mango.com
- Giuseppe Zanotti black suede buckle detail Emy booties, $397, bluefly.com; Jacquemus asymmetrical pinstriped linen and cotton-blend minidress, $400, Net-a-porter.com; Monse off-the-shoulder striped duchesse silk-satin minidress, $2,695, Net-a-porter.com; Anthony Vaccarello cutout cotton-canvas minidress, $2,635, Net-a-porter.com
- Marc Jacobs metallic leather platform boots, $1,074, Mytheresa.com; Sacai striped cotton dress, $370, Net-a-porter.com; T by Alexander Wang black striped dress, $172, farfetch.com; Sonia Rykiel striped maxi dress, $245, Farfetch.com
Source Cowan: (Vogue)