The Controversial Shoe Trend That's Suddenly Everywhere

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The Controversial Shoe Trend That's Suddenly Everywhere

This summer, sandals have one main thing in common: platform bottoms. While platform shoes might immediately conjure a ’70s high heel destined for an elaborate party, the ones we’re seeing right now are a whole new take on the throwback shoes. This time around, designers are using everything from flip-flops to sporty utility sandals as a starting point but updating them with thick, cushioned soles. With a return to comfort, it’s no surprise that the shoe style has taken off since they’re equal parts practical and chic.

While the shoes aren’t universally loved, the controversial platforms have taken off as one of the biggest trends of the season. Paired with everything from long, flowy dresses to Bermuda shorts to colorful, printed socks and denim, the versatile sandals are the piece you’ll spot in every fashion person’s closet. Here, find some inspiration for how to wear the trend.

Flip-flops seem to get a makeover each summer, and this time around, platforms are the fashion person–approved favorite.

This style from The Row is sold out practically everywhere.

More proof that the platform flip-flop is one of the most coveted shoes this summer.

I love the contrasting colors of this black and white pair

These Chanel leather sport sandals are practically defining summer 2020 style.

Go for the OG version with a pair from Teva.

I want to repeat this entire outfit immediately.

Where comfort meets cool.

These Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock shoes are topping my shopping list.

Slides in platform versions are also popping up everywhere.

They’re the perfect pairing to a slip dress.

But look equally chic with a pair of Bermuda shorts.

Ready to swap out your heels yet?

Finally, strappy sandals are another take on the trend, including this subtle platform.

Where comfort meets chic.

Next, see the 25 cool fashion finds I’m obsessing over right now.

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I'm a Modest Dresser—Here's How I Master the Tricky Art of Layering

I do it year-round.

I'm a Modest Dresser—Here's How I Master the Tricky Art of Layering

This obviously isn’t news to anyone, but layering is key when it comes to cold weather. It’ll keep you comfortable on the days where the weather just can’t seem to stay consistent, and if you prefer to dress modestly like me, it’ll help you adapt to current trends without stepping out of your comfort zone. As someone who layers year-round (yes, even in the summer!) I’d say you can basically consider me a professional at this point. But unlike how easy street-style stars and the outfits in your Instagram saved folder can make it seem, putting together a perfectly layered outfit can be a bit of a lengthy process. If you’re wondering how to make that process easier, then you’ve come to the right place. 

From implementing different styling tricks into my routine to trying on a variety of outfit formulas, it’s taken me a lot of research and a few fashion mishaps along the way to finally figure out the tricky art of layering. Below, I'll be sharing the seven tips I follow to master an outfit that caters to the balance of fashion and functionality. You’re welcome.   

The best thing I ever did was start a collection of good quality undershirts, whether it be ribbed tops, turtlenecks, or solid colored long-sleeve tees. I love pairing them under a button-up or a dress to add another element to a once basic outfit. 

Whenever a layered outfit looks off, the first thing I try is tucking in my top and 99% of the time it makes the look so much more put-together. So much so that it’s almost unbearable for me to leave something untucked now.   

Try not to view your sweater as just a sweater, or your scarf as just a scarf. No, I’m not being fake-deep—I truly think a fashion item can be what you make of it. Throw your sweater over your shoulders as an accessory that you can layer on if you get cold later on, or tie a scarf and turn it into a wrap top to wear over a ribbed top. The possibilities are endless. 

I used to store my clothing items by season, but I was quick to realize that I was unconsciously letting a whole wardrobe of pieces go to waste. That dress that you obsessively wore all summer? Throw a jacket or a vest over it to bring it into the colder months. 

Don’t be afraid to mix up the fabrics of your pieces. Whether it’s pairing leather with knitwear or a furry coat, it makes your layered outfit so much more interesting. 

When people say rules are meant to be broken, I believe they’re talking about fashion rules. Wear jeans under a dress, a sweater under a strapless party dress… Thinking outside of the box has led me to some of my best outfits. 

Not to say you can’t wear pieces of similar lengths, but it just makes it easier when you mix up highs and lows when it comes to each individual layer. This may seem like fashion basics, but it’s a tip that I swear by when I need an easy outfit in the morning. A cropped jacket looks so good paired with a loose silhouette, and the same goes with a longer coat and a top with a shorter hem. 

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