STYLE GURU STYLE: The Platform

With the arrival of the spring equinox, we can finally say hello to the season of rebirth and renewal. One piece that is making a rebirth on the spring 2015 runways is the tried and true platform sandal of the ‘70s. They’ve been seen on the runways of Tom Ford, Prada and more. This statement shoe is an ode to the hippie culture of the time and that effervescent aesthetic is hot for spring. I decided to be daring on a particularly beautiful day in charm city and sport my platform sandals to class.

Instead of going all out hippie, I paired my platforms with more structured pieces to give them a modern twist. Platforms come closed toe or complete sandal, bold or subdued. There are a wide variety of options to meet your style. I went with a pair of black slingback platform heels with a wooden base. Many people might be deterred from investing in a pair of platforms due to the notion that they are difficult to walk in. However, this pair that I purchased from Free People are quite comfy. They have a cushioned sole, and the equal height of heel and platform mean that my feet are mostly on a flat level. Daring and comfortable is a great combination.

I decided to pair my platforms with another trend of the spring 2015 runways—denim. The blue jean was spotted all over the runway in tops, dresses and bottoms, from deep blue to sufficiently washed. Taking a cue from Gucci, I sported my favorite pair of light-washed boyfriend jeans with the hem rolled up to add a little drama. Tying it all together was my black oversized blazer, round sunnies and a bold lip, of course!

Get My Look: 1. Platform sandals. 2. Wide leg denim. 3. Black blazer.