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

by Jennifer Blair
Sofia Vergara pairs skinny jeans and platform heels with a sparkly sequin tunic tank.

Sofia Vergara pairs skinny jeans and platform heels with a sparkly sequin tunic tank.

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.

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