To get height without straining your feet, flat platforms are an essential to any closet. They may be a fall favorite but who says you can’t style these easy going shoes for the summer heat? Style them with a printed dress to get an Art-Deco look or go simple with a sneaker style platform, for these shoes can be worn in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking to wear these to work or on your day off, 303 Magazine has put together five stylish ways to wear these sky high platforms in the summer.

 5 Ways to Wear Platforms in the Summer:

Moto Chic 

MotoWho says black and white have to be boring? Keep it cool and chic with a moto inspired look. Leather shorts allow for a tough yet feminine appearance and perforated platforms are perfect for the summer. A cross body bag makes it easy to be on the go. This look wouldn’t be moto without a moto jacket! We opted for this sleeveless version which will keep you cool in the summer heat.

Rebecca Taylor Vest: $495 //Saint Laurent Leather Shorts: $2390 // Wedge Lace-ups: $395 // Giuseppe Zanotti Bag: $1595 // Brackets: $25

 

 

Art-Deco 

art deco

If bold colors and busy prints are at the top of your list, you might just be an art deco kind of girl. Stay cool in this black and white printed dress from Stella McCartney. Don’t be afraid to add some color, these red sunglasses scream fun and go perfectly with a red soled shoe. Play it up with a funky bag and add some sparkle with these larger than life, Gabrielle earrings.

Gabrielle Earrings: $143 // Red Sunglasses: $300 // Stella McCartney Dress: $1553 // Les Petits Joueures Clutch: $897 // Platform Brogues: $995

 Oui Oui

oui oui

We found inspiration for this look in sidewalk cafes and morning croissants. If you don’t want a closed toe shoe for summer head to Prada for a great platform sandal in lipstick red. Show some skin by exposing that mid drift and dress it up with an Ashish sequined short. Add some Parisian class with a red lined scarf and fun clutch. It won’t be long before you’re dreaming of hot summer days under the Eiffel Tower.

Gray Top: $19 // Ashish Shorts: $1130 // Lip Clutch: $897 // Alexander McQueen Scarf: $460 // Prada Sandals: $275

 

Shades of Cool

shades of cool

Blue, blue, and more blue. Take monochromatic to new levels by throwing print and pattern into the mix. This Kenzo dress is sure to get you some attention and if not, this statement necklace will. Stay comfy all day long in these Stella McCartney python print platforms that come in a variety of colors.  Round sun glasses add some fun to the look and a  blue clutch can take you from day to night with ease.

Round Sunglasses (left): $40 // Kenzo Dress: $462 // Necklace: $7039 // Platform Sneakers: $750 // Round Sunglasses (right): $165 // YSL Clutch: $928

Easy Does it

 

easy does it

New to flat platforms? Take it easy with these simple, yet glamorous metallic Prada platforms. Not only do they create an effortless look, they’re not that far off from a simple sneaker. A printed tee shirt dress keeps you comfy while still looking chic. Add a pop of color with this electric yellow Saint Laurent tote that you can use over and over again. All you really need is three great pieces.

Dress: $42 // Prada Platforms: $895 // Saint Laurent Tote: $2750

 

 

About The Author

Khoa Sinclair is a writer, artist, and fashion enthusiast. He is based in Denver and blogs about street style at khoasinclair.co . In his free time he enjoys thinking about his life mistakes and racking up credit debt.

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