Top Pick: Rachel Zoe Bardot Platform Sandals

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rachel Zoe Bardot Platform Sandal
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for rich yellows, and Kim's recent post on yellow's big role in Spring 2012 definitely has me window shopping for some new yellow pieces. This new shoe find instantly popped out as a great way to incorporate the hue into Spring ensembles.

The new Rachel Zoe Bardot Platform Sandal is a leather sandal with ankle strap perched on top of a 1.75" woven detail platform. The heel height is a lofty 5.5", which would be nicely offset by the substantial platform. And, can I say, I'm so glad that the Rachel Zoe label got through those initial stumbles in the accessory department. The shoes in the debut collection were horrible, but have steadily improved since then, reaching a new high for Spring 2012. This stylish sandal is a perfect example of the smart new direction the label is taking.

So, where to wear this lovely shoe? For casual occasions, I like this sandal paired with cropped jeans of either the skinny or boyfriend variety -- both excellent options for showing off a standout shoe. This gorgeous shoe is also ideal for pairing with dressier items. The color will go nicely with many of Spring's super hot florals, and will also create a cool color block effect (yes, still popular for Spring) when matched up with a solid dress. Try coordinating this pretty mustard with grey, brown, deep blue or even a tomato red.

→ Buy the Rachel Zoe Bardot Platform Sandal, $325.00, at; shipping and returns are free.