>> Buckle up. The classic fastener meets its match in this season's sky-high platform boots. Whether fur-trimmed and rugged or streamlined and sleek, these statement boots pack just the right amount of tough-girl punch. Pair with skinny jeans, leather leggings, or tights and a flippy mini for cold-weather style perfection — or, wear with a cozy sweater dress for a bit of dressed-down cool. Peep 22 of the chicest styles — including drool-worthy versions from Proenza Schouler, Ash, Burberry, and more — here, in the slideshow.