The best part of my platform Crocs, aside from their comfort level, is the I became a mask maker because your life is worth my time shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this fact that they quite literally help me make friends. I knew only a handful of people in Austin when I moved here, and I can’t count how many times someone has pulled me aside in a bar bathroom or at H.E.B.—the greatest grocery store chain known to man, in case you’re not familiar—to ask me where I got my shoes. I recently engaged in a 20-minute discussion of the merits of platform versus regular Crocs with a server at a year-round Christmas-themed bar I love, and ultimately convinced her to pull the trigger despite her fear that she would “fall out of them.” (Hey, if I can walk in them, anyone can; did I mention I got kicked out of ballet class at age two for displaying an insufficient amount of commitment and grace?) Yes, I know, I sound like I’m in a cult, but if your shoes made you feel as if you were walking around on a cloud all day and got you this many compliments, you’d sing their praises too.You may want to brace yourself: Victoria Beckham is making the case for bringing back extreme color-blocking. Spotted today in New York, the designer and former Spice Girl hit the streets wearing a bright, colorful look—and subtle it was not. The star fused neon-bright hues together in a color combination rarely seen since 2013.For her own chic take on the trend, Beckham wore a red top with bright yellow trousers, both from her own label. She then finished off the bold ensemble with a bright green Bottega Veneta Cassette bag. The trio of primary colors made her look like she stepped right out of 2011, though the outfit’s sleek proportions helped modernize it. Are you ready for the return of in-your-face colors? Perhaps channel her energy and think about incorporating one—maybe two—zingy colors into your look. Three, if you dare.