Best Shoe Options For Staying Sure-Footed At A Garden Party

I’ve been invited to my first backyard Bar Mitzvah this weekend and contemplating the right footwear. Aware of the hazards of having a pair of stilettos sink into the grass, I’m going to play it safe with a pair of stable wedges or sandals on a bold block heel.

Jessica Simpson striped wedge
Jessica Simpson multicolor stripe platform wedge.
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With the arrival of summer around the corner, there are likely to be a flurry of invites to outdoor weddings and cocktail parties, so be prepared with a pair of stylish fail-safe shoes that will keep you steady on your feet.

Platform wedges are among the best options, since they put some added distance between you and the terrain. And they also happen to be a key summer trend, with options available from high-end designer labels as well as more affordable looks from Yellow Box and Jessica Simpson.

Steve Madden block heel sandal
Steve Madden nude block heel patent leather sandal.
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For another fashionable way to keep your balance during an outdoor party, try a pair of retro-inspired block heel sandals. This ’60s-influenced silhouette is not only trend-right but is comfortable.

Yellowbox Kerr wedge sandal
Yellow Box cork platform wedge ankle wrap sandal.
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However, if wearing a pair of stilettos is an absolute must, there are some tricks of the trade. Slip a pair of discreet heel protectors in your handbag from brands such as Solemates or Starlettos. They’re easily attached to the heel of shoe to prevent shoes plunging into the grass.

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