Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller Always Wear These "Old" Shoes—and Now They're Back

While the majority of my wardrobe errs on the reserved side, my shoe collection is another story. In my opinion, glittery heels or bright strappy sandals can make any outfit infinitely cooler. And while I’ve owned just about every type of shoe going, there’s one I’ve long since sworn off…

Platforms were my footwear of choice throughout my teens. I wore them on uni nights out, to family get-togethers (heck, I even wore them to my part-time job at Faith). However, after landing a job in fashion, I found that my platforms, as much as I adored them, only hindered me on my clothing-return runs.

Gradually, they were simply phased out of my wardrobe repertoire. That is, until I saw the autumn/winter 2019 collections. Consult our trend report and you’ll find that platform shoes are very much on the agenda this season, with the likes of Dries Van Noten and Stella McCartney showcasing high-and-mighty footwear.

Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller, however, have remained loyal to the platform-heel trend throughout the years and are providing all the inspiration I need on the styling front. Alexa often wears hers with her off-duty wares (think vinyl trenches, straight-leg jeans and pinafore dresses), while Sienna ensures hers look fanciful with floral midi dresses and feather-trimmed separates.

Keep scrolling to see how Sienna, Alexa and some of our favourite influencers wear their platform shoes and then proceed to shop my edit of the chicest pairs around.

Platform Heel Trend: @alexachung wears a pair of black leather platform heels

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Alexa pairs her black leather platforms with bare legs and a pinafore dress. 

Platform Heel Trend: @alexachung wears a pair of platform heels

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Upping the retro ante, Alexa wears her Gucci platforms with a cream suit. 

Platform Heel Trend: @alexachung wears a pair of black leather platform heels with a red satin dress

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Proof that platforms can also look elegant. 

Platform Heel Trend: @alexachung wears a pair of black leather platform heels with jeans

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Giving her platforms a downtime spin with a vinyl trench coat and straight-leg jeans. 

Platform Heel Trend: Sienna Miller wears a pair of black platform heels

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Sienna is also a fan of the platform, which she tends to wear with pretty dresses. 

Platform Heel Trend: Sienna Miller wears a pair of red platform heels

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We love how she's enhanced the red trim on her feathered top with a pair of matching crimson platforms. 

Platform Heel Trend: @monikh wears a pair of platform heel boots

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Baggy jeans, an oversized blazer and platform boots. Could Monikh Dale look any cooler? 

Platform Heel Trend: @_jeanettemadsen_ wears a pair of platform heels

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Giving girl-band vibes, Jeanette Madsen pairs her pink minidress with a pair of cream, disco-ready platforms. 

Platform Heel Trend: @maria_bernad wears a pair of Gucci platform heels

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These Gucci stacked loafers are the ideal accompaniment to Maria Bernad’s kooky ensemble.

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