They were born in Ancient Greece and used by theatre actors to raise their height and allow the public to see them better. Have you guessed what I’m talking about? It’s the platform shoe of course! It’s a girl’s best friend, particularly for those of you who find it hard to wear high heels. In fact, it’s got to be said, even if it’s not everyone’s’ favourite, I think we can all agree that it’s a great help when we have to teeter around in a pair of vertiginous heels all day. It’s precisely for this reason that I highly recommend them, especially for those of you who – maybe due to the strict dress code imposed by a certain situation – can’t be without heels, but still need to be comfortable.
With this in mind, today I wore my favourite Yves Saint Laurent platform shoes for an afternoon walk. These shoes are the perfect example of how you can add a dash of simple elegance to a look, while still feeling super-comfy. Also, as you can see in the picture, this shoe immediately adds a touch of glam-chic to my ensemble, and it even tones down the denim, which is often considered a little inelegant. As always, it’s the accessories that really make you look and feel like a princess. So don’t let this stunning look pass you by: let go of your fear of heels and make peace with the platform!
JEANS: J BRAND
SHOES: YVES SAINT LAURENT
BAG: SOPHIE HULME