There are a few items that we believe are essential to every girl’s closet. Towards the top of the list: a great pair of platform heels. With so many options available – from peep-toed pumps to strappy sandal versions – it can be hard to decide how you want to wear them. As always, we have chosen six of the best-dressed celebs to lead the way when it comes to styling your platform heels.
STYLE TIP #1 / Try a pair of peep-toe platform heels with a lace dress for an ultra-feminine look: As always, Eva Mendes makes a style statement by keeping things feminine and flirty. She offsets a white lace bandage dress with black opaque tights and a fitted boyfriend blazer, and then adds a pair of peep-toed pumps for that final touch. For a similar look, combine this Lace Backless Dress ($67.46) from Asos with Topshop’s Printed Lining Jersey Blazer ($110). A pair of KG by Kurt Geiger’s Hallie Platform Peep Court Shoes ($134.95) will complete the look.
STYLE TIP #2 / Keep your outfit chic and classic by pairing an ageless trench coat with platform heels: Leave it to Victoria Beckham to take on a classic trench and a pair of super-high platform heels without a hint of fear. This look is ultra-classic and sexy all at once and is a great outfit for the girl around town. We suggest grabbing this Lark & Wolff By Steven Alan Trench ($88) and then adding a pair of Delman’s Donna-C Platforms ($224.53).
STYLE TIP #3 / Emphasize your curves with round-toe pumps and a figure-hugging skirt: One thing is certain about Kim Kardashian and that is she knows how to dress for her shape; this outfit is a perfect example of her aesthetic. To style your platform pumps a la Kim, we think that Forever21’s Crepe Cocktail Skirt ($19.80) would look great with JS by Jessica’s Mary Leather Platform Pump ($59.95) and BB Dakota’s Lindsey Zebra Print Tank ($60).
STYLE TIP #4 / Toughen up your outfit with chunky platform heels, fishnets and leather: Alice Dellal has given her look a tough, rock & roll look by adding chains to her chunky platform heels, giant holes to her fishnets and leather to her outfit. We like these Buckle Cut Out Platforms ($40) from Charlotte Russe, paired with For Joseph’s Calibri Leather Skirt ($196) and Forever21’s Fab Fishnet Tights ($3.50) for a similar look
STYLE TIP #5 / Emphasize your legs by pairing your platform heels with long, skinny jeans: The lovely Lauren Conrad knows the value of a good pair of platform heels for lengthening your legs, especially when paired with skinny jeans. We like 7 For All Mankind’s Gwenevere Gummy Denim Leggings ($169.00) with a pair of Michael Antonio’s Fig Strappy Platform Sandals ($54.95). Offset the harder elements by adding a floral top like H81’s Flora Calico Shirt ($4.99).
STYLE TIP #6 / Pair a sequined dress with a pair of patent platform heels for a great party look: Our final style tip comes from Nicole Richie who knows how to offset the glamour of her sequined mini dress with a pair of patent heels, keeping her outfit stylish without letting it look over-the-top. This Fifteen Twenty Sequin Dress ($160) will start your look off perfectly, especially when paired with Joan & David’s Flipp Platform Pumps ($200).
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