Yes, you can style platform sneakers with almost any outfit this spring. And by styling them, you can elevate your outfit, both in status and height. 🙂 In any case, that’s truly the beauty of the platform sneakers trend this spring. The little bit of added height does two things: makes them appear a bit dressier, and 2) makes your legs look a bit longer. Two good things, right?
Platform shoes today are not the same as the platforms in the 1970s. Does anyone remember them? They were really high and we used to say, be careful you don’t fall off your shoes! I especially remember a pair of purple suede sandals that I wore to the prom!! Wow, they were hot stuff! Lol!
Today’s platforms are a more subtle height from one to two inches. And they are very much like a slightly higher version of Van’s. You know, the skater sneakers. My son wore those for most of his teen years.
They come in so many styles, colors, and patterns, that you can match or mismatch them with almost anything in your closet!
What do you think of the sneakers trend? As in sneakers with everything from a dress to a suit? I have to admit, it’s not a look I would have worn before, but since my wardrobe is often more casual, I’ve been giving it a try. With the right length of dress, I think it works. And with a slight platform, it can be a very cute look.
I’ll test this out in the future and you can all weigh in…For now, however, I’m styling them with a casual denim look.
These platform sneakers are by Caslon and came in my last Trunk Club. The lace crochet effect is so unique and makes them stand out as a bit less casual. There are lots of sneaker styles and patterns this spring with a bit of a platform which also works for me with my shorter frame and shorter legs. They also come in pink and navy.
Lace Crochet Platform Sneakers (they also come in pink and navy!)
And what goes better with sneakers than denim? I am once again styling these slightly bootcut jeans as I love the color–a kind of medium wash that reminds me of jeans I wore a long time ago. Ah, a little nostalgia…
I’ve talked quite a bit about the wrap style and I know you’ve seen it everywhere. Putting some stripes on a wrap top–even a long sleeve one–makes for a perfect spring top.
This top is especially cute with the tulip-shaped bottom and the puffed shoulders and sleeves. The fabric is lightweight which will carry you through summer. I will warn you, though, that the wrapped part dips a little lower than I like. While it does have a snap, I had to raise it a bit for comfort.
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