What To Wear With Platform Shoes

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Sometimes, I can’t decide what to wear to work to a restaurant, on a shopping trip, or to my place of worship. This feeling is defeating. Besides being late for an engagement, I get anxious. During these times, I reach for the one item in my closet that always seems to improve my style instantly: the right pair of shoes. Regardless of what type of outfit I’m struggling with, the perfect pair of shoes can instantly dress it up or down. For instance, a pair of cowboy boots paired with a dress completes a beautiful casual look. Or, a pair of red patent leather heels adds effortless elegance to a pair of jeans and a crisp white shirt. On this blog, you will learn the many ways to create a distinct style with shoes.

What To Wear With Platform Shoes

30 June 2015
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Platform shoes have been around for a long time. They've gone in and out of style over the years and are making another comeback. To keep your platform shoes from making you look like you stepped back in time, you need to be sure you wear them with the right outfits. See below for some helpful tips on how to wear your platform shoes.

Rocker Chic

Pair black Mary-Jane platforms with some worn boyfriend jeans rolled at the bottom. Add a white cropped muscle t-shirt, black leather jacket and some black and silver jewelry to finish off the look.


Pair textures like a lace dress or skirt and a fringe scarf with your favorite pair of platform sandals, boots or wooden platform clogs. Add a pair of tights to match your shoes to polish off your look. You can also wear a flowery dress with tights, brown suede platform boots or oxfords and a suede hat to match.

Office Wear

Take your platforms to the office with a black mini skirt, black tights and an over-sized sweater. Wear your favorite pair of black platform heels and a black leather bag to finish the look. Keep your hair pulled back and simple with this look.

All Black

Pull an all black look together with a pair of black platform shoes. Wear black skinny jeans or pants, black platform booties, black blouse with a stylish chunky necklace. This look is guaranteed to give you the illusion of height.


Bring the grunge look to the future by pairing black platform combat boots with black skinny jeans, a striped sweater or plaid flannel and top it off with a faded jean jacket. Top the look off with a beanie on your head.


Yes, sneakers come in platforms too. Pair your favorite pair of sneaker platforms with a pair of destructed skinny jeans and a leather jacket. Dress up your sneakers with a simple black dress and bare legs, or wear a pair of printed sneakers with your favorite suit jacket and matching pants.

Summer Outing

Pair platform wedge sandals with a pretty sun or maxi dress for warmer weather. Look for platform wedges made with jute or light brown leather to give them a beach feel. You can also pair platform espadrilles with rolled white skinny jeans and a simple top.

If you're having a hard time finding platform shoes that you feel comfortable wearing or walking in, look for simple platform wedges or heels with a thicker heel. These are both easier to walk in, while still giving you the height you're looking for. 

Stick to slim pants when wearing platforms, anything with a bigger leg opening will make your look a little too hippie-chic.