I'm Calling These Platform Heels the Official Shoes of Hot Girl Summer

The coolest platform heels for summer



As I'm sure you've heard by now, Hot Girl Summer is in full swing. With the country opening back up and everyone in the mood to celebrate, the Hot Girl Summer aesthetic is being embraced by the fashion crowd with open arms. This includes a carefree vibe, risqué outfits, and an overall spicy attitude. Allow our official Hot Girl Summer style guide to explain the background and idea a bit further. 

The Hot Girl Summer aesthetic is accented by early '00s–inspired trends that are having a major resurgence as of late. Think low-rise pants, exposed G-strings, and belly chains. Thinking back to that era of fashion, there was one shoe style that reigned supreme: platform heels. Given that everything Y2K is cool again, it's only natural that the official shoe style of Hot Girl Summer would be one of early 2000s fame. So I'm calling it now—platform heels are it. To get you prepared, I've scoured the internet for the best platform heels for summer. Keep scrolling to check out all 28 pairs and to see how some of our favorite fashion girls are already wearing the trend.

I've never met a snake print I didn't like. 

These add a pop of fun to any outfit. 

Circa '00, in the best way.

The best platform heels


The best platform heels for summer



The subtle texture makes these stand out. 

The coolest platform heels for summer



This neutral pair feels grown-up but on-trend at the same time. 

Meet the centerpiece of your outfit. 

Platform heels to shop for summer



I want to go on vacation just to wear these. 

I can't resist a good texture. 

Leave it to Gucci to make the coolest platform heels I've ever seen.  

The best platform heels for summer



These have a night out written all over them. 

Can you tell I'm a sucker for animal print? 

Pink croc is the print you never knew you needed.

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