I love the look of high heels and the boost it gives my 5’4″ self. They look pretty, elongate the leg and give me great stature. The problem is my feet aren’t fans so I can only wear low heels…and seldom. Platforms can be a great alternative but they’re usually higher in the heel and put pressure on the balls of my feet. Luckily there’s a great alternative this spring.
Welcome to Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, my weekly collaboration with Pam from Over 50 Feeling 40. You’ve hit your Style Sweet Spot when your appearance is sending the message you intend, and you feel confident that you look your best. This is the final week of our series on fashion trends for Spring/ Summer 2017.
Flatforms are in for Spring. They’re just what they sound like…platforms without the heel. They come in varying heights all the way up to dangerous and dumb looking. As with other trends, they’re being called new for Spring, but they’re really just back.
I only wear a trend if it fits my style and I’ve been wearing flatforms for the last few years. I would wear these sandals with a sundress, leggings, jeans or a skirt.
The soles of flatforms don’t bend so you need a shoe or sandal that fits snugly to your foot.
I wore these Eileen Fisher flatforms almost every day on our cruise of the Baltics two years ago. They’re a combination sneaker/sandal and very comfortable. You can see how much I’ve worn them by the wear on the soles.
These cutout flatforms from Eileen Fisher have been in heavy rotation in my wardrobe since the day I bought them 2 years ago.
This is an easy trend to incorporate into your wardrobe. Choose a sole in the thickness you’re comfortable wearing and opt for ones that fit securely on your feet.
Now let’s go see what trend Pam is sharing today.
Do you own flatforms? Are you curious to try some this year? Do tell.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.
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