As the weather continues to get warmer and our layers get shed, an updated wardrobe is probably feeling like more of a necessity. If that means anything for your feet, it's long-needed relief from winter boots in exchange for chic and trendy platform shoes for spring. Nothing says "hello spring" quite like a pair of fun, statement-making platforms. Plus, platforms are basically the shoe of '90s babies (with platform jelly sandals being just about the only thing that mattered from 1999 to 2003).
From printed versions to pairs in bright and bold colors, platform heels are seriously fun accessories and gorgeous style statements. Seen on plenty a spring 2016 runway like Tommy Hilfiger and Miu Miu, the elevated heels not only give height but also add lots of interest and personality to your look — especially compared to, say, your regular pair of black winter boots. Just a glimpse of the platform options available right now is sure to induce spring/summer style hysteria. They're that good.
So be prepared to get lost in thought as you plan your outfits around these 23 platform shoes. From modern flatform styles to your classic suede heel, these shoes are truly stylish, fun, and lust-worthy.
Strappy Faux Suede Platform Sandals, $32.90, forever21.com
Don't these gorgeous bright purple platforms make you wish you were shimmying your stuff on a dance floor? Their classic shape and fun knot make them perfect for a night out.
LEONA Printed Platforms, $90, us.topshop.com
These printed, floral platforms are so beautiful that they're worthy of a pedestal in a museum. Just look at the gorgeous colors and the perfect flower on the back of the thick heel.
Zip Front Ankle Booties (Wide Width), $64.50, torrid.com
If you're not quite ready to get rid of your black boots just yet, these stunners might be for you. A chic black bootie with a peep toe, all within a sleek, platform style is ideal for all those days when you still want to dress like it's winter.
First Pace Prize Heel, $44.99, modcloth.com
The chunky platform on these olive babies is a nod to a mod '60s look. IMHO, that makes them totally unique and cool. Imagine rocking these with a pair of wide leg jeans and a boho shirt, and tell me you don't absolutely love the thought.
T.U.K. Pistol City Concho Leather Creeper, $100, nastygal.com
These creeper flatforms are seriously alluring. From their height to their buckle detailing, they are basically asking to be taken out for date night or to your favorite dive bar.
6. Canvas Boots
Canvas Platform Boots, $39.99, hm.com
These canvas boots will seamlessly help transition your winter wardrobe into spring with their quirky, fun, and basic style.
7. Mid Heel
Crossover Sandals With Heel, $49.90, zara.com
If you love the shape of platforms but aren't as keen on the height, a mid-heel platform like these is for you. Even without the intense heel, these shoes have the sleek shape that'll be perfect for spring/summer.
Jeffrey Campbell Nedra Suede Platform, $130, nastygal.com
A classic lace-up pump with a platform gives this shoe extra personality and shape. These babies would be perfect for everyday activities, from work to shopping.
9. Baby Blue
Intentionally Blank Jean Gray Denim Platform, $168, nastygal.com
Denim platforms do exist, and they're about to make your day.
Studded Block Heel Clogs Tan, $51, missguidedus.com
Clogs are very trendy at the moment, and some of the most coveted styles have a major platform. As for these these slip-ons, the wooden platform heel gives them a totally chic look.
ASOS High Spirits Wide Fit Platforms, $72, us.asos.com
A pair of platforms like these can be so versatile. Their neutral color along with their simple design and medium heel make them an obvious footwear choice for plenty of different occasions.
12. Animal Print
Kierra-L, $129.95, stevemadden.com
It's common knowledge that animal print is basically a neutral. These babies would look fabulous with all of your favorite spring/summer ensembles.
Taborri Black Patent, $70, aldoshoes.com
Another trendy type of platforms is the flatform. These gems are totally Instagrammable, so get ready to watch the likes blow up your phone.
Plume Jeanine Woven Heel Strappy Sandal, $49.99, target.com
Totally cute and totally adorable, the strappy silhouette and checkered pattern on the platform make these shoes total statement-makers.
15. Rock 'N Roll
Nasty Gal Metal Me Halfway Leather Heels — Blue, $165, nastygal.com
I can honestly say I've never seen a pair of platforms quite like these. But that only makes me want them more. So cool and totally rock 'n roll, these shoes speak for themselves.
Jessica Simpson 'Banda' Embellished Platform Sandal, $128.95, shop.nordstrom.com
From the rhinestone-embedded heel to the glitter-covered straps and platform, a pair of shoes probably can't get any more sparkly than these.
Kyra High Heel Ankle Strap Sandal, $118, bcbgeneration.com
These neutral-toned bohemian shoes are simple in design, but beyond beautiful. While there's not much going on, their nude hue would look great with seasonal dresses and spring/summer whites and brights.
Lawren, $50, reportshoes.com
Prepare to feel yourself in these gorgeous platforms with thick bands and made of a suede fabric. These shoes are so pretty that you won't even want to wear them out.
Chinese Laundry Abie, $70, zappos.com
There's no need to wear anything too bright, colorful, or complicated with these babies. They pretty much do all the statement-making you'll need on their own.
Sole Diva Plaited Sandals (Wide Width), $82.50, simplybe.com
If you think you could sport these platforms every day for the next two seasons, you're probably right. Their braided, strappy design is gorgeous and totally wearable for the everyday.
21. Blush Colored
Villa Platform Pump, $148, bananarepublic.gap.com
These blush colored platforms are all your suede shoe dreams come true.
22. The Splurge
Kat Maconie Eva Vibrant Coral & Multi Lace Flatform Sandal, $245.67, asos.com
Although they are something of an expense, their psychedelic laces and gorgeous hue make these platforms ooze sassy, confident style.
23. Office Loafers
Adrienne Vittadini Maly Pumps, $76.30, macys.com
A loafer and a platform all in one? They're spectacular.
These platform styles are totally covetable and beyond chic, so be sure to make your platform purchase sooner rather than later. It'll be spring before you know it, and your feet will be begging for comfortable chicness.
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