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What Blouse Do I Wear With Platform Heels and Skinny Jeans?

by Jennifer Blair, studioD

Skinny jeans and platform heels are a match made in heaven -- the shoes' extra height can help make your legs look longer and leaner in the snug-fitting jeans for a sexy, flattering look. But when you're wearing such bold pieces on your lower half, finding the right blouse to pair with them can be a challenge. Skinny jeans and platform heels can actually work with a variety of tops, though, so you can easily switch up your outfit depending on the occasion and the look that you're going for.

Button Up

When you want a chic, polished look, pair your skinny jeans and platform pumps with a classic button-down blouse. For the most put-together look, opt for a fitted button-down that you can tuck into your jeans. Wear dark wash jeans with a white button-down blouse, and add a pair of platform pumps in a striking color like red or cobalt for a simple, stylish look. Or pair black skinny jeans with a magenta button-down blouse and black platform heels for a look that’s sharp and modern.

Go Long

If you feel self-conscious in skinny jeans, a long blouse that covers your stomach and backside is an ideal option – which is why a tunic pairs well with your jeans and platform heels. During the day, pair a pink and orange floral print tunic with medium wash skinny jeans and brown platform heels for a casual look that you can wear for an afternoon of shopping or lunch with friends. For an evening out, pair a sequin tunic tank with dark-wash skinny jeans and black-velvet platform pumps. If you feel like the tunic top is making you look a little large, add a belt to cinch your waist and accentuate your curves.

Wrap It Up

With skinny jeans and platform heels, you can create a long, lean look for your body. Maximize the effect by pairing them with a wrap blouse – the two halves of the blouse create a deep V-neck that elongates your upper body, while the tie at the waist flatters your curves. For a sleek, slimming look, go monochromatic by pairing a black wrap top with black skinny jeans and black platform heels. For an evening out, opt for a red wrap top with ruffled sleeves and hem, and pair it with dark-wash skinny jeans and animal-print, peep-toe, platform pumps for a flirty look.

Get Boho Chic

Since skinny jeans have such a slim fit, you may want to pair them with a blouse that has a loose, flowy construction. Go for a bohemian-inspired look by pairing your jeans and platform heels with a peasant blouse. If you’re worried about the top hiding your curves, choose a style with a gathered elastic waistband so your curves don’t disappear. Pair a simple white peasant blouse with dark-wash skinny jeans and brown-suede platform heels. If you prefer a more colorful look, choose a white blouse with pink, yellow and blue embroidered flowers near the neckline, and pair it with cobalt skinny jeans and nude platform pumps.

About the Author

Based in New York City, Jennifer Blair has been covering all things home and garden since 2001. Her writing has appeared on BobVila.com, World Lifestyle, and House Logic. Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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