The nude shoe deserves a starring role in your wardrobe and if you’re yet to discover its brilliance, heed our words now. Nude goes with almost every outfit – whatever the fabric material, print design, colour choices – your nude shoe will work with it. This saves you morning stress and precious time when you’re standing there with your blossom pink floral dress and no footwear.
But the real magic lies in the nude shoe’s ability to elongate your pins. Given the colour is so neutral, nude footwear will make your legs appear slimmer and longer. Heels, platforms, straps, flats, sneakers – it doesn’t matter the style either. A best friend to the petite girls out there and those who just like longer legs (so every female on the planet then) the nude shoe is a classic that will never go out of style.
If you’ve got a deeper skintone then fear not, the likes of Christian Louboutin and many others have created a full range of heels in seven skin shades for all females.
Without further ado, here’s our top 10 picks:
We really can’t express enough how these will become a solid staple for you. Thin and feminine, they’re very minimalist and will show off your legs and feet to their best potential. These also come in an array of colours including a more yellow-pigment of the nude shade, so you can pick whichever pair you think suits your skin tone the most. Compared to the earlier classic ankle strap option, this pair has higher, thinner heels for a more femme fatale look.
Classic ankle strap heels, $39.90 from Zalora.
When you think of nude shoes you probably automatically think of heels and sandals – but the colour works just as well with sneakers too. These blush pink trainers from Topshop sport nude laces and white lower soles to ensure you’re pretty as a picture even when you’re embracing sportsluxe or athleisure ensembles.
Pink Captain flatform trainers, $63.90 from Topshop.
The much loved court shoe here has a side cut out to expose a bit more of your foot, with a patent finish. The thin heel and pointed toe make these great for your nights out, or events where you need to impress. Team these with a little black dress and you’re ready to rock! Not sure how to style an LBD? Check out our 5 ways to style a LBD fashion video.
Gallery Dorsey court shoes, $89.90 from Topshop.
Nude sandals do not have to be completely plain to become closet staples – take these wicker wedges as a great example. The upper 100% leather nude straps mean they’ll ensure your pins look elongated, whilst the chunky wedge will add literal height and length too.
Platform leather sandals, $99.90 from MANGO.
These are a darling pair of nude heels – with tie up ankle straps for that extra feminine feel. Usually, tie-ups that ride up the ankle put you at risk of appearing to have short legs or thick set ankles, but in this shade, they have the opposite effect. Perfect for spring, why not pair these with a pastel pink dress like these ones worn by our favourite celebs.
Truffle Collection tie up block heel shoe, $51.72 from ASOS.
For the effortlessly cool girl in all of us, we had to include a pair of flat loafers. With front fringing and wood effect block heels, these are great for your off-duty and casual outfit days. They may be chunky and flat but they’ll still offer length to your pins given their base colour.
Fringed penny loafers, $79.90 from Zara.
Made from patent leather on the outside and leather on the inside, these quality pointed toe slingbacks will work with anything you have in your wardrobe…and we mean anything. Jumpsuit? Check. Culottes? Check. Dress? Check. Shorts? Check. Joggers for sportsluxe look? Double check. Maybe we’ll have to draw the line at a bikini but if you’re at a pool side party then…check away again!
Saint Laurent Anja 105 slingback pumps, $1,040 from Farfetch.
These suede effect soft leather sandals will become your immediate go-to shoe whenever you’re stuck with your ensemble. Sometimes ankle straps can ‘cut off’ your legs and make them appear shorter than they are, but in this light shade, they’ll be just fine. We say, why not hit this season’s biggest trend by working them with a combination of pastel hues.
Steve Madden Debbie sandal, US$120.00 from YOOX.
What is not to love about these heart cut-out wedges from Prada? They’re leather lined so will be comfortable on your feet (we do find patent or rubber shoes make us sweat in the Singapore heat) whilst the upper material has that desired varnished effect. The statement is of course the heel – and once people see you stepping out in these, they’ll heart them (and your style!) too.
Prada sandals, US$660.00 from YOOX.
These soft suede nude mules are the epitome of class for your feet. The studs give them that extra ‘va va voom’ compared to plain nude shoes, but they will still work with everything you have in your closet. The chunky 2.5 inches heels means they’ll be comfortable to last you from day to night, whatever you have planned.
Jimmy Choo Myla 65 studded suede mules, US$891 from Net-a-porter.