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.

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.

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.