PICKING THE PERFECT PLATFORM SHOE

The footwear with the very obvious thick sole & 70’s vibe is having a resurgence. And with the return of the platform shoe comes some perfect heel picks for the ladies. Modern platform heels are a great way to literally up your shoe game and make a statement. Platforms heels were a great shoe option before the sleek pointed toe court heels came into play and stay. And now with numerous fashion houses creating similar designs, it’s safe to say the trend is back. Now as a fashion stylist who advocates for wardrobe staples, trends are something you should tread in with care. This is because, one: trends fade and two: they don’t always suit everyone, although there are ways to make fashion trends work for you.

PICKING & PAIRING PLATFORMS

Platform heels are great way to add height and are easier to walk in than you would imagine. Easy to style with maxi dresses, casual denim looks and work wear, the platform shoe is one perfect footwear pick. Although if you’re going for tailored 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 cut. 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 really give you the perfect pick. Not only will you be able to wear it long after the trend dies down, but buy right and you’ll possibly be able to wear it until it comes back in style 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’re one to welcome the return of the platform shoe, these featured picks also come in a variety of colours. 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 | Daphne 120 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 | Dua Suede Platform Ankle Boots | Amina Muaddi

9 | Patent Leather-trimmed Velvet Platform Pumps | Tom Ford

10 | Glitter Heel Platform Boots | Casadei

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