How To Rock Platforms (The Right Way)


Given this season’s penchant for all things ’70s, it should come as no surprise that the platform sandal is back and shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. Looks like it’s time to learn how to wear it well. With that goal in mind, we took the ’70s-inspired shoe and teamed it with 3 adorable outfits ideal for summer. Follow our lead, and you’ll be standing a little taller (and looking a little chicer) in no time.

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

For Day

A sunny afternoon spent brunching with friends or shopping your local farmers' market calls for a semi-casual take on the platform sandal paired with a printed midi dress. Complete the look with a bold cross-body bag, felt fedora and bronzed, glowing skin.

Rachel Heel



Signature Collection Baby Crossbody



Woodland Print Tie-Side Midi Dress



Drifter Fedora with Braided Band


Wild Horses Run Free

Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Venice Beach Bronze



For Work

Obviously a chunky platform isn't appropriate in all office environments. If you work in a creative field, try wearing the sandal with long, tailored culottes and a button-up shirt. Swap out your work tote for a leather clutch to achieve an effortless, work-to-drinks ensemble.

Essy Leather Clutch


Vince Camuto

Brett Silk Shirt



Stretch-Wool Culottes


Proenza Schouler

Very Eugenie Suede Pump



The Doric Bar Stud Earring



For Play

Printed party platforms can be toned down for a sunset barbecue or casual night out by wearing them with relaxed denim, a structured crop top and bright lip.

Geometric Floral Wedge Sandals


Nicholas Kirkwood

Isabel & Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Barbecue



Round Sunglasses



Ren Cropped Shirt



Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans