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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Flatforms

April 15th, 2015 at 2:00am

The only part of spring cleaning that I enjoy is making new room on my shoe shelf. Why? There is nothing more gratifying to me than finding the perfect new pair (or pairs) of shoes to fill that space. The start of a new season is the best excuse to load up on new footwear, my personal favorite being heels.

Though I love shopping for heels, I feel like I never have enough places to wear them. They are not exactly ideal for strutting around campus, and right now that’s where I spend the majority of my time. I think most Michigan State University students would agree that we’d have trouble surviving the long walk to class in anything high and uncomfortable. However, the revival of the flatform, a hybrid between a flat and a platform, could make things easier for those looking to up their shoe game on campus.

I found this Fashionista flawlessly rocking the trend in a pair of Stella McCartney oxford style flatforms. I love the wood platform between the base of the shoe and the ridged rubber sole. Bonus: the wood used in Stella McCartney shoes comes from a certified sustainable source! Go green!

This Fashionista keeps the rest of her bottom half simple with black leggings, but balances out her statement shoes with other bold accessories. Her neon pink jacket is the only pop of color in her otherwise dark ensemble, and the Givenchy Rottweiler tote shows off her fierce style.

Although they still add height to the wearer, flatforms don’t look quite as out of place on campus as a pair of heels might. The flatform trend has been all over the runways and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon.

How To: Love this Fashionista’s look but want it for less? NASTY GAL is a great place to shop for funky flatforms. Not only are there oxford styles, but boots, sandals and more. Jeffrey Campbell offers styles very similar to the pair this Fashionista is wearing. If you’re feeling extra trendy, pair them with a colorful sock that suits your personality and show your feet off with a short spring dress.