Platform Shoes: How To Wear This Retro Trend

Platform shoes are back again. They were all over the runway, in magazines, and in stores this spring. And the trend is only getting stronger for fall and into next year. You might associate this look with fashion from the seventies, which is a strong component to many platform shoes. But there are lots of different ways to wear platform shoes and many choices that say modern rather than disco. Whatever your style may be, you can incorporate this fun and height enhancing look into your wardrobe, with a few of the following tips for maximum fashion impact. Pick the current look that is closest to your personal style and read on for fun and easy ways to wear the platform trend.   


The seventies are having a huge moment in fashion right now. Whether you want to fully commit to this look or just incorporate elements of it, platform shoes where the actual platform is made of wood are very of the moment. For a look that is majorly seventies and on trend for fall, wear your wood platforms with a pair of dark denim bell bottoms. Add a silk blouse in earth tones and tuck it into your jeans, to make your waist look tiny and your legs look a million miles long.


The nineties are also having a renaissance in fashion. Although they are not as strongly associated with the nineties as they are with the seventies, platforms were also trendy during this decade. More girly than grunge, nineties platforms are flat with a raised foot bed. Try pairing your floral baby doll dresses with a pair of white platforms and knee socks. If you prefer a sportier look, wear a pair of flat black platforms with a stripe down the side and a crop top with the logo of your favorite team.


Minimalism touts the use of nudes, earth tones, whites, and blacks as the main palette with clothes cut in simple and easy shapes. Jewelry for this look is strong with the use of strong, bold geometric shapes in clean designs of gold, silver, and bronze. To complement your neutral minimalist wardrobe, try a pair of platforms in a metallic hue. They will look beautiful with all of your clothes and tie in nicely with all of your jewelry. If you prefer a more monotone look, a pair of black platforms go with everything.