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Kate Beckinsale was smartly and comfortably dressed for a day of playtime at home with her cat, Clive, and fellow producer Jarrett Sackman.

The ‘Guilty Party’ star danced around her kitchen with Sackman in a new Instagram video, as the two used plastic toy guns to fill the air with bubbles. For the occasion, Beckinsale wore a dark red tank top layered over two other black and white sleeveless tops, along with black leggings. She completed her look with a black headband. Indifferent, Clive sat on the counter wearing a lace bonnet and a Fendi sweater.

“Janet tries to have fun but is immediately punished by baby Jesus because in a mmmbop she literally disappeared,” Beckinsale humorously captioned the clip, along with a video of Sackman slipping and falling on the floor. .

As far as shoes go, the “Jolt” star chose a pair of platform combat boots. The style featured a black leather upper, as well as a lace-up silhouette with silver eyelets. The pair was complete with buckled ankle straps, as well as chunky platform soles and block heels that appeared to total at least 4 inches in height. Beckinsale’s boots gave her comfy vacation outfit a grungy edge while reinforcing her dedication to a chunky platform shoe, even with athletic hobbies. The pair are one of the actress’ favorites at home. She even wore them to decorate her Christmas tree last year.

Platform boots are a major trend this winter, with chunky-soled styles like those from Beckinsale adding height and comfort. Chunky pairs with block heels or ridged soles also give most ensembles that extra edge. In addition to the “Farming” actress, styles from Balenciaga, DKNY and Prada have also been spotted on Olivia Culpo, Carrie Underwood and Khloe Kardashian in recent weeks.

When it comes to shoes, the “Underworld” actress usually prefers her black ankle and knee boots. However, she also wears Naked Wolfe platform sneakers and Saint Laurent sandals when off duty. For formal occasions, Beckinsale dons pointed pumps and Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Stuart Weitzman sandals. She is also a force in the fashion world, regularly appearing on the front rows for brands like Moschino, Dior and Giambattista Valli, among others.

Click through the gallery to see Beckinsale’s edgiest looks over the years.

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