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THOUGHTS ON THE FLATFORM

11/03/2016

Flatforms. Now, there is a word that terrifies me alongside superfood, exercise and kale. If you’d have told me that I would have a) worn and b) actually liked a pair of flatforms a few months ago, I’d have never believed you. But fast forward to a time when I actually purchased my first pair of “fashionable trainers” last week, and regularly pick more casual shoes over my heels, and the flatform seems a little less daunting.

Now don’t get me wrong, they are definitely love or hate and I do have to think about what I pair them with so that I don’t look like a clown/straight up twat, but I think the outcome is worth it (although as always, you’ll be the judge of that, please be kind… [insert laughter/”no seriously, I’m a fragile flower, please don’t slate my look” emoji here, LOL]).

Said flatforms, with a side of leather and long loved outerwear….

Kurt geiger flatforms
Kurt geiger flatforms

As always, my faux leather trousers came out to play – as they do at least 2-3 times per week because I’m a basic bitch and not even sorry – and I absolutely love the combination of these and any trainer. Especially these flatforms as the two are the perfect mix of stylish and tomboy, chic. I then paired the look with an oversized shirt – another absolute fail safe item that never fails to look smart and “put together” – my completely ancient 2 year old New Look coat which I’ve kinda’ rekindled my love for, and the following accessories which I’m beyond obsessed with…

Aspinal of london large pouch
Aspinal of london large pouch
Aspinal of london large pouch
Aspinal of london large pouch
Aspinal of london large pouch
A new arrival to my accessory wardrobe is the absolutely stunning Aspinal of London large essential pouch which gives me all the heart eye’d emoji’s in the world every single time I look at it. A beautiful maroon, shiny (which makes it pretty darn hard to capture just how lovely it is) leather pouch that really has become an essential. For a night out dinner with the girls or quick dash into town, or, a makeup bag/essentials wallet to slot inside your handbag, this beauty is an absolute must have. BRB, just stalking the entire Aspinal website and crying into my beans on (gluten free) toast because I want everything.
Kurt geiger flatforms
Kurt geiger flatforms
Kurt geiger flatforms
Kurt geiger flatforms
My final accessory is what this whole look is pretty much based around, the flatform. Said flatforms come courtesy of Kurt Geiger – which FYI, have the most frickin, amazing, incredible, beautiful, stunning spring collection that you’ve ever seen – and I can say that I am totally on the love side of the love/hate barometer. Yes, they’re pretty statement and yes, they’re not girly, “pretty”, or delicate, but I just think they’re cool. In a not too try hard kinda cool way. Beautifully well made and ahead of the times (I really sense a resurgence in the flatform) Kurt Geiger have totally pulled it out the bag with the Ladbrook Flatform. What I also love is that from above, they totally just look like a really chic trainer too which definitely makes them more wearable. They have the Ladbrook in a couple of colours but as I am the queen of the navy obsession at the moment, these were first on my list!
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So that brings my “hey guys, don’t think I’m crazy but flatforms are officially bae” post to an end. I really enjoyed pulling this outfit together, I think it’s because it definitely brings out my more tomboy/casual side which let’s be honest, is not only much more comfortable, but also a little more cool. (At least it would be if the person wearing it wasn’t such a twat!).
I’d love to know your thoughts on the flatform, are they something you’d wear or would you never be seen dead in them? πŸ˜‰ I’d love to hear your thoughts!
As always, thanks so much for reading!
xx

73 responses to “THOUGHTS ON THE FLATFORM”

  1. Jordan says:

    These are awesome! I remember there were some converse that were platformed with a bit of a heel and I wanted them for ages, especially since I'm so short XD

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  2. That essentials pouch is so beyond gorgeous. In fact, this whole outfit is!

    You have such a wonderful written voice, I actually laughed at the bit about superfood/kale/exercise! Thanks for brightening up my morning.

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

  3. Beautylymin says:

    I really like them & love the whole look you've put together! They look so comfy! xx

    Beautylymin

  4. I'm not a huge fan of flat forms but you pull them off pretty well. I think they look gorgeous from the top and personally I wouldn't wear them, but they look effortless on you!

    Love from Daisy xxx

  5. Call Me Amy says:

    I love flatforms they just look so effortlessly cool! I only own flatforms sandals at the moment but I'd love some trainers, yours are so beautiful! They definitely look best with a classic outfit and I love that coat too!
    Amy xx Call Me Amy

  6. crafty-zone says:

    I've no doubts why you love these faux leather trousers and you wear them so often, because they're amazing and look like must-have in every wardrobe πŸ˜‰ What about these shoes I think it could be great option for me, because I'm short and these comfy flatforms can add some centimeters to my height πŸ˜‰

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com

  7. I love flatforms, despite not owning any! I'm still trying to convince myself to buy the incredible Stella McCartney platforms. Gorgeous outfit as always Ellie!

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  8. Loved this post, your blog post "voice" is so friendly and life-like its like chatting to a friend! Off to gaze at Kurt Geiger now!

    Emily, http://www.emilyrosevass.com

  9. Josie says:

    I think they look really cool and high end! They definitely add something 'extra' to an outfit. Gorgeous photos as always and thank you for making me laugh too! x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  10. Meg Siobhan says:

    I love flatforms, purely because they make my 5'3 (and a half) self a tiny bit taller, and make me feel more like a gazelle, and less like a Hobbit! Those trousers are bae too tbh. The colour of that pouch is to die for! BEAUT.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  11. Alice Young says:

    I love flatforms, I've loved them for a few years now, they add a little something extra to an outfit. I love your Kurt Geiger ones so much!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  12. Flatforms scare me greatly – These suit you though although I'm still not convinced on myself!

    http://www.thepharmersjournal.com

  13. Paul Renner says:

    I think these look great on you, it's always good to add extra height. I have a pair of Summer wedges that must be flatforms as the heel doesn't taper, had never realized they were πŸ˜‰

  14. Gemma Magpie says:

    I LOVE your shoes so much, they're amazing xx

    Gemma β™₯ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  15. LBG says:

    You styled the flatforms perfectly! I don't think I could carry them off! Just a gorgeous and stylish look. The clutch is to die for! Have a great weekend girl!

    http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  16. Honest mum says:

    You look killer, babe but I'm not convinced for myself-might have to go in store and see though (you've tempted me). Aspinal of London are one of my faves-so classically chic. Gorge post as always x

  17. Danielle says:

    i absolutely love flatforms, love how the ones you're wearing give the outfit a more cool & casual vibe πŸ™‚

    danielle | avec danielle / giveaway

  18. This outfit is flawless!

    xoxo Justina | Just In A City
    A SF based fashion + food + travel blog
    http://www.justinacity.com | Instagram

  19. Being 5ft4 I'm all about the flatform, thank you for letting me be tall/comfy!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  20. I'm not a fan of flatforms, they just don't suit me however this pair looks fab on you. I love how comfy yet chic your outfit looks! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  21. I love your flatforms and really like how you styled them. I think I should buy one of these, I'm really short so they would be perfect for me haha. This outfit is amazing <3

    Valentina from FASHION with VALENTINA.

  22. I've never really had the urge to buy a pair of flatforms but you've styled them perfectly in this post! They look amazing on you! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

  23. - Karen says:

    These flatforms are so unlike my style too, but for some reason I love them! Totally adore how you've styled them, that maroon pouch is seriously incredible! πŸ™‚

    Style Sunriseβ˜€

    πŸ™‚
    x

  24. I always love to wear platforms
    It is easy to walk through and paired with any outfit

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  25. MeMe Books says:

    I like this outfit it's different but so edgy, you pull it off really well Elle! I am trying to be a little more daring lately with my own outfit's, take this jumpsuit I have just reviewed for example my Dad said it looked like I was wearing Pj's πŸ™‚

    Meme xx

    New Post:
    Avon First Look: Urban Safari Jumpsuit
    http://www.thedayinthelifeof.co.uk

  26. mahryska says:

    love love this look sweetie!!
    kisses from dubai ❀️
    http://www.mahryska.com

  27. In love with the shoes! I love platforms. Might actually be because I am kkinda short but either way these are so cute!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  28. Such a gorgeous outfit. Those shoes are to die for.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  29. crafty-zone says:

    Hope you're having great Monday,dear πŸ™‚

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  30. Sophie says:

    I am completely in love with this look on you! And the background and the shoes and just errrr everything! You look fabulous. Can't wait to see you soon xxxx
    http://www.fashionnomads.com

  31. You look fantastic, love this outfit!

    Makeup Monster

  32. Kali says:

    haha it looks great but i don't think i would get them…i think every outfit you wear them with will have to be literally styled around the shoe like you did here.
    haha i never think to follow people on snapchat! I may have to now!
    Xx
    Kali
    http://www.lovelaughexplore.com
    https://www.facebook.com/lovelaughexplore/

  33. Frazer Kayla says:

    you look amazing, i really love your street style
    http://www.marieprom.co.uk/prom-dresses

  34. "If you'd have told me that I would have a) worn and b) actually liked a pair of flatforms a few months ago, I'd have never believed you"
    Girl, these are literally my exact thoughts. I abhorred them until recently when my flats felt toooooo flat (weird right). I was feeling like garbage, and wanted to feel taller than I was yet the illness prevent me from wearing heel. Thus began the flatform love!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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