The world of womens shoes and accessories has been shaken up this year with the impact of the massive new neutrals trend. Spring and summers passion for pale and interesting clothing has extended to footwear, with nude shoes becoming the newest, most sought-after shade.
Whereas black shoes have long been a staple of every womans wardrobe, they now have a new contender in form of nude shoes as they just as versatile as black shoes, if not more so. Whereas black footwear goes with just about everything except for white and pastel colours, nude shoes really do go with everything, making them ideal all year round.
As well as their versatility, women are also falling for nude shoes because of their leg lengthening effect. When worn with bare legs or skin coloured tights they give an unbroken line from the leg down to the foot making the wearer appear taller and slimmer. For the ultimate leg-lengthening look, go for high-heeled court shoes or platform courts with a low front and no ankle strap. However, ballerina pumps, peep toes and sandals will all still be effective.
From cream and peachy tones to pale beige and coffee shades, the neutral/nude colour palette encompasses so many variants that theres a shade to suit all skin tones. Here are just a few of the ways you can work the nude shoes trend:
Feminine with florals
Nude shoes work beautifully with summers fabulous floral prints. Keep the shoes subtle and let the print do the talking, or go for a slightly deeper peach or rose tone to pick out the colour scheme of your outfit. Either way, a neutral colour is perfect for light, bright summer days when black or brown shoes are too dark and you dont want to invest in a bright colour that you wont get your wear out of. Go for pretty little pumps or sandals and you cant go wrong.
Boost bold brights
Matching the colour of your shoes slavishly to the colour of your outfit can be a little old fashioned. Next time youre wearing a bright and beautiful dress, stay away from black shoes or matching bright shoes and go for nude shoes instead. This way all eyes will be on your fabulous dress and if you choose a sky-high platform stiletto your legs will look like they go on forever!
If you like making a fashion statement with your footwear but dont want to go overboard for the office with a bright colour, get people talking in the right way with some on-trend neutral coloured shoes. Theyll lend a fresh and on-trend edge to tailored trousers or pencil skirts. Stick to neat court shoes or slingbacks for a smart finish.