After a long winter of biker boots, you are probably dying to slip into something different for summer. Happily, thanks to notable brands such as Donna Karan and Dolce & Gabbana, not to mention top tastemakers like Pixie Lott and Diane Kruger, the latest accessory to create a stir is the platform sandal. Yes, dear dears, this summer, size does matter—in fact, the higher, the better! On that note, if you are ready to take your shoe obsession to new heights—literally—make sure you check out today’s Accessory Report for all the need-to-know details!
Industry insiders are always ones to watch at fashion week, and Austrian stylist Caroline Sieber is no exception. In March, Caroline was spotted outside the Louis Vuitton show wearing a high-low mix—a Louis Vuitton jacket, black skinny jeans, and chunky Prada platforms. We particularly love the way Caroline has added miles to her legs by pairing her platforms with cropped jeans. For a similar look, pick up Tory Burch’s Gordie Sequin-Embellished Jacket ($495) and pair it with your favorite cropped skinnies. Then, simply add ASOS’s Haven Block Heel Suede Platform Sandals ($170.34) or Steve Madden’s Gurllee Heels ($129.95).
Playful prints and platform heels are two of the biggest trends this season and we just love the way British songstress Pixie Lott has combined the two. Her ensemble—a printed dress and chunky patent heels, both by Miu Miu—has a fun and quirky element to it, with a 1970s-inspired spin thrown in. Plus, by sticking to black platforms, Pixie lets her dress take center stage. To take style cues from Pixie, pick up Dolce Vita’s Lolita Dress ($242) and pair it with Miu Miu’s Platform Sandals ($476) or Steve Madden’s Haylow Sandals ($69.95).
Lily Collins is definitely one to watch when it comes to style. For proof, take a look at the ensemble she wore to WonderCon earlier this month. Lily accessorized her white blazer and jeggings with a pair of chunky platform heels. The result? Lily’s look is fashion-forward and easy to assemble, which is essential for the modern girl. If you don’t already have similar pieces in your closet, pick up Ali Ro’s Tiered Polka-Dot Tunic ($196) and Michael Michael Kors’ Ruched Linen Blazer ($120). Then, simply add Bebe’s Amuse Sandals ($150) or Topshop’s Gamble2 Slingback Platform Sandals ($130).
Diane Kruger never fails to impress—whether she is on the red carpet, roaming New York City with her boyfriend, Joshua Jackson, or attending a fashion industry event. Back in February, at a photocall for the film Unknown, Diane wowed the crowd in a red Prada dress and turquoise Prada sandals. We love the way Diane has paired these two colors together—it gives the outfit a surprising twist and is oh-so chic. To put together an equally unexpected look, try pairing DKNY’s Cap Sleeve Crew Neck Dress ($245) with Diane von Furstenberg’s Zia Slingbacks ($280) in turquoise.
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