I’ll admit it, I like chunky platform sandals.  Maybe it’s my small feet and the fact that these shoes make my feet look normal sized or maybe it’s because I find them much more comfortable to wear than wedges.  Perhaps I just find them nostalgic because the last time I wore them I was in my 20’s.  Whatever, the reason, I’m kind of happy they’re back.

If you want to check out a pair for yourself, check out all the outfits below for tips on how you can wear them.

How to Wear Chunky Platform Sandals

Outfit #1

chunky platform sandalsIn this first outfit, these chunky platform sandals from Modcloth add a dressy casual touch to this shirt dress from Theory.  Finishing the look, I added this Vince Camuto handbag, tortoise bracelet from Lauren Ralph Lauren and gold earrings from Dylan Gray.

Outfit #2

Chunky Platform SandalsWith maxi dresses, a chunky platform, like these open-toe clogs from Anthropologie, are great if you want a little height but are looking for shoes that are more substantial in look.  Here, they work beautifully with this easy maxi dress from Spense.  The outfit is finished with a cognac MICHAEL Michael Kors bag, gold hammered hoops and gold-tone tortoise bangle from River Island.

Outfit #3

chunky platform sandalsI like the ways these chunky snakeskin sandals from Topshop brings down the formality of this red asymetical dress from Reiss.  This dress could be styled with a pair of strappy stilettos for a more formal, but the snakeskin platforms gives the dress a little more edge while still working with the aesthetic of the look.  The outfit is finished with a grey clutch from Bloomingdales, a jeweled bib from Bauble Bar and a pair of stud earrings from Nordstrom.

Outfit #4

chunky platform sandalsYesterday, I wrote a post on how to wear wide leg cropped pants and culottes and styled some of the looks with chunkier platforms.  With these styles of pants, more substantial shoes work because the leg openings of the pants are so wide.   Here, for example, I used these bright orange platform sandals from MICHAEL Michael Kors with a pair of drapey wide leg cropped pants from J. Crew and t-shirt from Mango.  The look is finished with a tote from Madwell and layered necklace from Banana Republic.

Outfit #5

Chunky Platform SandalsChunky platform sandals aren’t right for all work environments but if they are acceptable where you work, a pair like this from Zara updates this basic ponte dress from Boden.  If not for work, these shoes can take a work dress and make it more casual looking.  Finishing the outfit, I used this coral necklace from Diane Von Furstenberg and printed clutch from Hobo.

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