It’s a New Year and it’s time to stand tall. There is no better way to stand tall than in platform oxfords. Sleek, sophisticated and chic platform oxfords are flying off the shelves. From all black to the classic black and white, platform oxfords come in a variety of styles and colors that are sure to stop traffic.
In an article featured on WhoWhatWear.com, Nicole Akhtarzad describes platform oxfords as, “The It-Shoes The Fashion World Is Obsessed With.” She features images of women wearing Stella McCartney’s black leather oxfords that have a tan and white platform and a silver buckle to complete the look. They are absolutely stunning! The jagged-edged platform gives the shoe a more dramatic effect.
While Stella McCartney’s platform oxfords are show-stopping, they come with a hefty price. Have no fear there are a variety of alternatives that fall nothing short of daring. Forever 21, for instance, carries a variety of platform oxfords ranging from plain leather to a shiny metallic finish that won’t break your budget.
So feel free to be bold and stand tall in the New Year with a pair of awesome platform oxfords.
Hello 2015! How great would it be if the New Year brought you a new wardrobe? Unfortunately, when you’re on a budget, replacing your old clothes with new ones isn’t always an option. However, you’re in luck because you don’t need new clothes in your closet to update your look. In an article for whowhatwear.com, Nayiri Mampourian shares some tips on how to create a fun new look for yourself in the New Year by making the most of the items that are already in your closet.
Firstly, try mixing and matching your favorite pieces. It’s so easy to fall into the rut of wearing your most comfortable pieces all the time. Try coming up with new combinations that allow you to wear your favorites and achieve new looks.
Secondly, don’t forget about your accessories. An outfit can look new and exciting if you vary the accessories that you wear with it.
Sometimes a fashion rut can occur if you have no inspiration for a new look. In order to refresh your sense of style, try looking to your favorite style icon for some inspiration. Like Mampourian mentions, there’s no need to copy a style exactly, but sometimes looking at others can give you ideas for creating your own unique look.
Altering your clothing slightly can create a whole new look. Try cuffing your jeans at the bottom or distressing them at the knees. The WhoWhatWear article also suggests embracing your basics in new ways by pairing fancy pieces with casual pieces so that they are more versatile.
Last but not least, Mampourian suggests tucking in your shirt. If you usually let it hang, tucking it in will give you a whole new professional and sophisticated look. If you usually tuck it in, try not tucking it for a more relaxed look.
The options for updating your style are endless! How do you keep your look fresh? Share in the comments below! Check out the StyleChat app to experiment with creating new looks for the New Year!
By: Jaclyn Parker
News and Views from StyleChat's Fashion Evangelists