Platform Your Way to Heaven

Eleanor Ylvisaker at NY Fashion week – Photograph from getty Images (Daniel Zuchnik)

I’m going to start this post with a confession – for years you would only ever see me in flat shoes, simply because I found it so painful to walk in heels that I’d almost rather go to the dentist than be subjected to heels for a whole day.

Today I have gotten used to heels and using mind over matter have managed to convince self that the positive effects of added height and more elegantly shaped legs are worth the discomfort…all the same if there is a busy day involving lots of walking the heels are more likely to remain in the closet as opposed to on feet regardless of the outfit!

Shoes from Tserkov in Zurich

…and then came platforms. The absolutely heavenly answer to gaining height without the pain! For Spring Summer 2016 both wide trousers and platforms are high on the hip list – everyone needs a pair of each! We know from an earlier post that anyone can look good in wide trousers provided you wear high shoes – the good news is that platforms will have the same effect, you don’t have to go for those 6 inch stilettos after all – smile!

7 Pairs of Heavenly Platforms found Online:


Rebecca Minkoff

NMX2WDC_mk Chloe – not cheap but I adore these!


Delman Angie Nubuck


ASOS Tick Tock Clog (cheap and cheerful)


ASOS (love the metallic touch)

32L12JMUL_large Topshop (don’t underestimate the effect of printed platforms this season)


ShopBop – Chloe and affordable – these would have to be my personal pick!

Wishing you all a great start to the week and lots of fun choosing your Platform Shoes!



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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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