Summer is closing in on us and this means long, hot days that turn into even hotter nights. We don’t always have the time to go home and change from our comfortable work shoes so we need something we can stand in all day and shift seamlessly to night without the hassle of aching heels. There is but one option that never fails to provide the best of both worlds: the platform wedge!
Platform wedges are super versatile. They can work with any outfit, day or night. The are also very comfortable due to the low slope but will still give you the height that you want without the aching pain of a stiletto. In this case, the higher the better!
Color is always a bold option with platform wedges. They can add spice to any simple outfit, or even add more of an edge if you pair them with a contrasting ensemble. Animal prints like leopard or snakeskin are always a ‘do’. And if you buy them in quality leather they will feel softer and can last for years. The luxury factor alone is enough to stand the test of time. Or if such an option is way too bold for you, neutrals are never wrong. Simple blacks or nudes seamlessly adapt to an outfit. And with nudes, they instantly add length to your legs.
Also be sure to take a look at the components of the shoe. Wedges come in such a variety of fabrics and materials: cork, wood, leather, rope, patent leather, you name it. Embellishments, beads and textured fabrics balance out a simple wedge shoe as well, but just make sure that they are not both together working against each other for attention.
No matter the wedge you choose, just make sure it’s all you!
1. Diane von Furstenberg Pandora Wedge Espadrilles $255
2. 7 For All Mankind Somali $250
3. Lanvin Snake-Print Canvas Wedge Sandals $1120
4. Dolce Vita for Target Rope Wedge Sandals $29.99
5. Bottega Veneta Woven Leather Wedge Sandals $264
6. Steve Madden Wildd $129.95
7. Christian Louboutin Panier 120 Wedge Sandals $545
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