Jessica Simpson Wore the Break-Your-Ankle Boot Trend That’s 100% Worth the Risk

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Have you ever risked it all for the sake of fashion? That answer is probably yes. Even if you can’t think of a time in recent memory, it’s highly likely that you did (or, well, wore) something “precarious” in your lifetime. For me, that piece is a mini skirt I wore nonstop in high school that was way too short for my own good; I cringe thinking about it. 

For Jessica Simpson, it seems her risky fashion move involves a boot that’s trending hard for fall 2022. I guess some things are worth risking it all for — and TBH, these break-your-ankle shoes (named as such because, well, you get the idea) are 100 percent worth trying, even if they’re an accident waiting to happen.`

The boots in question? Platform ankle boots. The reason they’re worth the risk? They have an inherent cool factor to them that can be seen from miles away (and yes, they can also be heard from miles away thanks to that clunky sole that literally makes a statement with each step). Simpson's exact pair are from Versace, but the DNA of most of these break-your-ankle boots is all the same: a simple silhouette, 3-inch-plus block heel, and a platform base. The one thing that seems to vary? The toe shape, which can range from a ’90s square-toe à la Simpson’s to a classic rounded front

Simpson paired her platform ankle boots with graphic skinny jeans, a simple white T-shirt, and a leather jacket. She rounded out the look with an oversized black tote bag and equally oversized sunglasses, while turquoise jewels added a welcome pop of color. 

It’s a simple outfit combo that turned into a standout all thanks to Simpson’s shoes of choice. TL;DR? This is your sign to invest in a pair of platform boots (and you know we’re only half kidding about the break-your-ankle part). And if you’re not ready to go sky-high just yet, you can also pick your level of platform. Below, shop some of our favorite platform boots from brands like Steve Madden, Larroudé, Naked Wolfe, and Rag & Bone

Get the Look: 

Steve Madden Cobra Platform Boot
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$102 (Originally $170); nordstrom.com

Naked Wolfe Sugar Platform Boots
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$300; nordstrom.com

Open Edit Jasper Platform Boot
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$70–$75 (Originally $100); nordstrom.com

Larroudé Dolly Boot in Black Suede
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$475; larroude.com

Circus by Sam Edelman Stace Platform Boot
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$84 (Originally $120); nordstrom.com

Aqua Penn Platform Booties
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$188; bloomingdales.com

Rag & Bone Matrix Platform Bootie
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$625; nordstrom.com

Aldo Grandstep Platform Bootie
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$100–$130; nordstrom.com

Lisa Vicky Bam Platform Bootie
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$120; nordstrom.com

Dolce Vita Ulyses Platform Bootie
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$190; nordstrom.com

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