Pictured above is Orabelle, one of our all-time best selling platform sandals.
Platform Sandals are an update of the original platform shoe from the 1960s, meaning that the front of the shoe is elevated, raising the ball of your foot off the ground. These sexy heels are generally strappy and perfect for warm-weather wear, whether you're going to the pool, the mall, or just hanging out with friends. The platform and straps can be made out of different materials, and the shoe can range from a more funky boho look to a more sleek and sassy style.
Continue reading for suggestions on how to wear your favorite Platform Sandals for women and what to look for when buying your next new pair.
Tips on How to Wear Platform Sandals
Look for sandals in a neutral, pastel or bright hue to make your outfit look effortlessly beautiful. This style pairs perfectly with skirts and dresses, keeping your look flirty but completely chic. Try combining a flowy maxi dress with stacked platform sandals and oversized bracelets for a '70s-inspired feel.
Try: Gianna, Teresa, Annika, Alisanne or Jayma.
At A Concert
Find a platform sandal with wide straps or lots of skinny straps for the perfect concert attire. For an edgier nighttime look, choose a shoe in a darker brown or black color. You could also go with silver and metallic shades which also look stunning at nighttime. For a more feminine look, try a white or nude heel. Remember, skin-tone sandals elongate your legs! Pair with gray or black skinny jeans and a funky top for a total rockstar look.
Try: Marlene, Lulu, Neal, Orabelle or Fern.
Pick a striking style that is fun without being over-the-top. Depending on the color, heel height and platform material (wood, cork, braided raffia, etc.), you can dress this style up or down to make your outfit perfect for whatever the venue calls for! Try matching a bright platform sandal with a pair of jeans and a cute shirt for a more casual style, or enhance your elegance with a less chunky platform sandal in a dark or neutral color.
Try: Jayma, Becky, Ernesta, Brierly or Edith.
Girls' Night Out
Go for a vibrant platform sandal that will help you feel fun and energetic throughout the night. Embellished, neon, super high, shiny - the night is about you and your ladies, so pick a shoe that YOU love that gives you confidence. We suggest black leggings or skinny jeans paired with a glitzy top, chunky jewelry and stellar platforms.
Try: Jessie, Teresa, Madge, Shiloh or Geraldine.
Dos and Don'ts:
DO: Mix your clothing textures and colors when pairing things with platform sandals.
DON'T: Wear platform sandals when you know you'll be doing a lot of walking.