How To Rock Platforms (The Right Way)

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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

$275

Ash

Signature Collection Baby Crossbody

$225

Vince

Woodland Print Tie-Side Midi Dress

$90

Topshop

Drifter Fedora with Braided Band

$185

Wild Horses Run Free

Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Venice Beach Bronze

$29

Smashbox

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

$198

Vince Camuto

Brett Silk Shirt

$361

Equipment

Stretch-Wool Culottes

$1,050

Proenza Schouler

Very Eugenie Suede Pump

$775

Aquazzura

The Doric Bar Stud Earring

$800

RENVI

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

$920

Nicholas Kirkwood

Isabel & Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Barbecue

$18

MAC

Round Sunglasses

$115

Ray-Ban

Ren Cropped Shirt

$200

Tibi

Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans

$385

Balenciaga