>> 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.
Inspired by a recent photo of Kate Bosworth rocking her buckled ankle boots from Chloé's fall 2009 collection (she also wore them in red last winter), we found six current season styles that match the look. Topshop offers a near replica of Chloé's studded flats in white, Dolce Vita adds a Victorian lace-up front to their version in brown leather, and Proenza Schouler designs a double buckle option with silver zipper detail. Our favorite for fall? Sartore's jodhpur style in gray.