What happens when you combine sandals with platforms? You get Flatforms! I’m from a fairly small city in Kentucky and I recently went to California to visit one of my friends at school. She lives in L.A, which I had never been to before, so I was very excited as you can imagine. I was pumped for the sunshine, the hopeful star sightings, the juices, west hollywood, and of course the fashion. Being from Kentucky, I’m used to flannel tee’s and cowboy/girl boots, so when flatform sandals met my eyes I had no idea how to feel.
I had no idea whether I loved them or hated them, I needed some time to digest this interesting new trend. I mean if it were to come from anywhere of course it would be L.A, where being different and walking that fine line of love it or leave it means you’re perfectly on point.
At first I was torn because the beauty of heels is more than adding height, it’s adding angled height. You don’t just want to be tall, you want to make those legs look long, lean, and perk that butt upwards! So I was struggling to grasp why I would simply want to be raised three inches off the ground, what was the true benefit in that?
Well, after seeing girl after girl walking around in them, you could say they started growing on me. After seeing such various types, styles, with heels, without, etc. I began doing a little research on these bad boys. I turned to tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/search/flatform+sandals
Check out some of my ultimate favorites here: http://www.result.ly/Search/flatform%20sandals
Yes, I did say favorites. After toying between the idea of are they a legit fashion statement or just something I’d buy and maybe wear once, especially considering I don’t live in L.A, I decided that they are pretty awesome. Every decade relates fashion back to a previous decade and right now 90’s grunge is back. We’ve seen chokers, overalls, platforms before, and if we don’t take this opportunity to rock them again we may never be able to without utter shame again! There are always those fashion moments when you look back and cringe, but I mean hey, if it came back in less than 25 years I’m thinking it’s gotta be a somewhat safe bet, right?
So when it comes to flatform sandals, sneakers, boots, and more, I say go for it. 2014 is the year for YOLO, and yes it’s stupid as all. I think it applies in this case. Who cares what other people may think, you’re killing it up there.