Platforms Are Trending, So Here’s How to Style Them With Your Wardrobe

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We love a platform shoe, and so does literally everyone on the internet at the moment. We’re all going to have the most amazingly strong ankles by the end of this trend, let me tell you!

Styling platforms can feel restrictive sometimes, as they’re such a statement within themselves. It can be tough to make them your own and fit with the pieces you already have in your wardrobe.

Our advice: don’t be afraid to try them with literally everything. Whether you’re going to brunch, a night out with the girls, or wanting to really stand out, we’ve got you covered on how to wear your platforms for any occasion.

Here are six ways to style your new favourite platforms.

Full Feminine

Platforms are often thought of as edgy and badass, but that doesn’t mean you can’t feature them in a super feminine ‘fit.

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These Wittner Yanna Recycled Satin Platform Pumps ($250) are knock-offs of the infamous Versace platforms, and they come in both hot pink and black satin. While you could pair these shoes with literally any outfit and they would look FAB, we’re loving this all-pink outfit, with a matching pleated satin skirt, pink Jacquemus bag and very Elle Woods-esque coat.

We love the idea of pairing satin with satin. You could also pair these shoes with matching satin pants, either black or pink, and an oversized knit, for a more casual look.

TikTok Chic

The Gen Z TikToker is what we immediately think of when we think platforms. It’s all Y2K Bratz vibes, with a fresher, more modern twist. The look below, featuring ROC Boots Australia Nysa ($299.95), is a clever combination of op shop and designer, with a Burberry mini skirt, secondhand Guess bag and cute neon crop.

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Calf boots are very in this season, and when wearing a platform calf boot, it’s almost a no-brainer to pair it with a mini skirt. Not only does it look super Y2K superhero, it also really elongates your legs.

Minimalist Vibes

Minimalist style will never go out of fashion, so if this is your wheelhouse; just keep doing you.

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By matching your shoes with your accessories — like this Cherrichella Nonda Boot ($149.95) with a little black bag — it allows you to wear a simple outfit of any style and colour and still look cohesive and effortless.

Sassy Party Energy

Another big platform energy is the party gal. I mean, you can’t tell me that putting a platform on doesn’t make you feel instantly more powerful!

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In this ‘fit from Jamie Azzopardi at AAFW ’22, he pairs some Betts Panama Platform Ankle Boots ($159.99) with a matching Jacquemus bag and a royal blue jumpsuit, giving off comfy, badass party energy.

You could also pair these boots with a short sequined party dress, or even a bold bodycon dress to give off the party vibe that feels right for you.

Babydoll Pretty

Platforms can elevate a pretty floral dress, giving us a bit of anime meets babydoll fashion.

Instagram / @windsorsmith

This casual ‘skater girl at a garden party’ look pairs Windsor Smith Racerr ($149.95) sneakers with a corseted floral dress, and it’s honestly giving us very “cool girl” energy.

You could wear these platform sneakers with literally any floral dress, whether it be a maxi or a mini, corseted or unstructured, and they would add some edge to an otherwise soft look. The beauty of fashion is all about mixing and matching different styles, to create outfits that feel unique.

Bold and Edgy

We can’t write a listicle about platforms and not have a super bold and edgy look. This kind of outfit is what platforms are made for, right?!

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In this look, everything is a standout piece on its own. These Melissa Melissa + VIKTOR & ROLF Kick Off Buckle Up ($209.95) shoes and their matching bag, in pastel gelato colours, are then paired with this epic velvet jumpsuit. The whole outfit is a clashing win. A feast for the eyes. A real “go for it” look.

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