PICKING THE PERFECT PLATFORM SHOE

Platforms, the footwear with the thick soles & 70’s vibe, are having a resurgence, so here are 10 stylish options to make picking the perfect platform for you a breeze. Modern platform heels are a great way to literally up your shoe game and make a statement. Before the sleek pointed toe court heels came into play and stay, platforms heels were a great shoe style trend. Also, with fashion houses creating various platform shoe designs, it’s safe to say the trend is back in full swing. Now as a fashion stylist who advocates for classic wardrobe staples, fashion trends are something you should tread into lightly. This is because, one: trends fade and two: they don’t always suit everyone, although there is always a way to make fashion trends work for you.

PICKING & PAIRING PLATFORMS

Platform heels are great way to add height to your frame and are also easier to walk in than stilettos. They look especially great styled with maxi dresses, casual denim looks and jumpsuits, which makes picking the perfect platform shoe effortless. However, if you’re going for tailored formal elegance, a court shoe is still the shoe to make you happy.

The best tip when buying a platform shoe is to pick a classic colour and shape. Because the design of the shoe is already quite bold, unless you’re going for fancy dress, selecting a more sophisticated design will serve you well in the long run. Classic styles like a ankle strap, T-bar, Mary-Jane or boots and pretty fabrics like velvet will also give you the perfect pick. Not only will you be able to wear it long after the trend dies down but buying right means you’ll possibly be able to wear it until it trends again and again. Once you’ve got your classics out of the way, feel free to indulge in the crazy prints and cut-outs.

If you welcome the return of the platform shoe, then these featured picks also come in a variety of colours that won’t make picking your perfect one a tall order. That is, if for some strange unfathomable reason, black isn’t your thing.

SHOP THE POST:

1 | Suede & Cork Platform Sandals | Nicholas Kirkwood

2 | Block Heel Platform Pumps | Casadei

3 | Black Chunky Platform Heeled Hiking Ankle Boots | Isawitfirst

4 | Black Velvet Platform Pumps | Jimmy Choo

5 | Black Snake Platform Heel | Steve Madden

6 | Tommy x Zendaya Platform Pumps | Tommy Hilfiger

7 | Block-Heel Platform Loafers | Sam Edelman

8 | Black Suede Platform Ankle Boots | Amina Muaddi

9 | Ankle-Strap Velvet Platform Pumps | Tom Ford

10 | Suede Heel Platform Boots | Casadei

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