We’ve come to the end of our month with chunky footwear and we’re leaving on a high note, literally high…as in platform height, with flatforms (flats + platforms). With this ‘ugly’ shoe trend, people either love ’em or hate ’em, but either way, my job is to show you how to wear them. The two outfits today include some of the trendiest pieces for summer, including a slip dress, lace up top, and a-line miniskirt. We’re going the cute route with styling flatforms and showing some leg.
While you can wear flatforms with pants, I think it’s best to up the chic factor and stay away from anything that makes you look like your early 2000’s middle school or high school self. Aka no bellbottoms or bootcuts please. Skinny jeans and straight leg pants are welcome, especially a cute printed pair of straight leg trousers or something looser like fancy track pants, but it’ll do you good to stay away from anything too Spice Girls. The looks here are ones you could wear any day of the week, but they have a slight vacation vibe to them. They’re more relaxed, the colors are neutral, soft, sturdy but not buttoned up. And flatform sandals look great with that vibe, as they are just fancified sandals with a height boost that add character to any outfit.
This is a great every day outfit and a perfect outfit for making the transition from spring to summer and then from summer to fall. Here we have it styled best for spring with a long sleeve lace up top, mini skirt, and flatform sandals. For summer, go for a short sleeve or sleeveless lace up top, and then in fall switch out the flatforms for a pair of over the knee boots. To keep with the “daytime explorer” vibe, add a woven backpack and mismatched global inspired jewelry like a big cuff bracelet and layered necklaces.
Here’s a look that works for both daytime and nighttime. Currently it’s styled perfectly for daytime with a decent size hobo bag and round sunglasses but come nighttime grab a clutch and some sparkly earrings and you’re ready for a lovely evening. My favorite part of this inspiration photo is the gladiator style flatforms, which look amazing with this outfit, but for variety, I paired it with a shorter gladiator style flatform sandal. Since a slipdress adds shine, I went for simple jewelry, just a few gold rings.
– Julia of Style and Cheek