Every spring I get some kind of a wooden platform. Although my dreams of owning these Proenza Schoulers are unlikely to come to life, last week I got those amazing Marni x H&M platforms (yes, it’s true: I lined up at 4:00am). But since they were so easy on the wallet, there might be room for more. 
Wood — especially in the lighter shade — is one of those materials that exudes summer, particularly when it gets a little scratched and scuffed. These Madewell sandals are just the type of heel I look for: something tall with a generous platform to keep me elevated high off the ground. 
$158 at Madewell (also available in black, gold, and red).