Remember the infamous Jeffrey Campbell Litas? The polarizing platform-heeled boots were all the rage in the 2010s, and now a renaissance of sorts is upon us.
Some might attribute the trend of taller statement boots to our (however slow) recovery from a period of social and economic hardships after a year and a half (and counting) of the pandemic, everyone is ready to go higher, bigger and brighter when it comes to footwear, and fashion in general.
With the soft bounce, only Delta Air Lines has continued to block middle seats through April. It would not comment on an extension. (Alaska Airlines is keeping middle seats open in its Premium Class through May 31).
The return of ’90s/2000s fashion is bringing with it the iconic platform boot, taking inspiration from The Spice Girls, Bratz Dolls and other pop culture fixtures of that era. Most recently, a street-style shot of Olivia Rodrigo in a pair of red patent Naked Wolfe platform boots took over the interwebs, confirming the resurgence of the trend.
Platforms take the high ground as the temperature takes a downturn
Though it takes inspiration from the ’70s, the ribbed polo dress is one of the season’s must-try sweater dresses. Variations range from ultra-fitted to lose and fit and flared—take your pick and finish with a sleek pair of boots.
By April, basic economy tickets at American and Delta will become nonrefundable and non-changeable, as they were before the pandemic. United said it hasn’t decided whether to extend the waiver on basic fares past March 31. Beginning April 1, JetBlue passengers buying the carrier’s basic fare will be subject to change and cancellation fees.