After trawling through this week’s Heat magazine, I’ve noticed that celebs are still very much in love with their platform shoes – Danni Minogue was spotted travelling home to Melbourne in a gorgeous pair of black patent platforms with a delicate ankle strap, Alesha Dixon accessorised her colour-blocking with nude stacked heels and Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays was papped in a pair of cork-soled platforms.
Never to be one to miss out on a trend, and with a severe lack of platform shoes in my wardrobe, I thought it was about time that I investigated getting myself a bargain pair to stride into summer with. Not only will they add much-needed height to my little-over 5ft frame, but they won’t hurt my feet as much as a pair of height-boosting stilettos because I’ll already be a couple of inches higher up with the platform sole alone!
Platform shoes are also ideal for wearing with this season’s coloured jeans. I’ve always kept well away from skinny jeans for fear of looking like a stumpy hockey-stick in my flat pumps but platform heels lend a touch of glamour to this difficult-to-wear style and even makes skinny jeans acceptable for a night out…
So it’s about time I added them to my wardrobe (think of all the new jeans and maxi dresses I can now buy!) and with over 400 pairs of platform shoes on the Barratts.co.uk website, I was sure that I’d be able to find what I was looking for there! Luckily I spotted these über-elegant Timeless heels, which reminded me of Danni Minogue’s footwear, but with a slightly naughty rock-chic twist with the snakeskin effect on the heel and ankle strap I also heart these nude platforms with a cork stack – killing two trends with one shoe! I’m certain they’ll go with everything thing as Alesha & Frankie proved earlier this week! And my final favourites are these tasty bright raffia pink heels by Babycham which are ideal for channelling the cute candy trend I blogged about last week. All of these shoes also have the key trend for Autumn/Winter 2012 – the ankle strap was all over the Paris Fashion Week catwalks – so I will certainly get a lot of wear out of any of these heels for seasons to come! Now where’s my purse?
What do you think about my choice of footwear? Do you like platforms yourself? Do you wear them for the extra height? – I think I’ll find it odd to be so tall! Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear your opinion on this trend!
- Tuesday Shoesday – Making your favourite shoes last (cassiefairy.com)
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- Tuesday Shoesday – The Most Comfortable Shoes Ever?? (cassiefairy.com)
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