I just read that nude-colored shoes are back "in style." I have a tough time selecting clothes that I think actually go with nude shoes, as strange as that may sound. "Nude" should be universal, right? Not so with my eye. What would you suggest?
Great question, Momma T. Nude shoes have been surging in popularity lately, thanks to Hollywood starlets who have discovered their leg-lengthening abilities.
I have long been a fan of nude shoes for spring and summer. We tend to wear dark colors in cold months and lighter ones when it's warm. I prefer to wear nude shoes with pastels, whites, even bright colors, when brown or black just won't do. Take for instance, this mint green dress:
The trend with nude shoes now is that they're being worn with simply everything, even dark dresses that would ordinarily merit black shoes:
Lita by Ciao Bella
If you're wearing nude shoes to be on-trend — that is to lengthen your leg and make a fashion statement — then keep it simple. The whole point here is that they blend with your legs, so avoid any design that's embellished, strappy or complicated. Notice how all of our models are wearing plain pumps. Patent leather in nude is HUGE right now, so if you're feeling kicky, go with something shiny. Peep toes and moderate platforms are also acceptable.
One last point, and I hope this goes without saying: Always wear your nude shoes with a bare leg. I am patently against panty hose but ESPECIALLY the nude-colored ones. If you want to add about 10 years to your look, go ahead and wear them but the rest of us are going tights in the winter, bare in the summer. No excuses on this one ladies. I don't have many unbreakable fashion rules, but this is one of them.
This post originally published by The One in Heels at Duluth~Superior Magazine.