Remember the Nude Shoe? As a petite gal myself, I loved the idea of a shoe that would just blend in with my skin and give me a leggier look. Unfortunately the so-called “nude” shoes were mostly a shiny pinky-beige pretend-patent leather that didn’t blend with many skin tones – or clothes either, for that matter – and looked like we were all trying way too hard.
The good news is that as warm weather approaches there are neutral shoes that create that skin-tone blend for many more women in a much more unstudied – and therefore more effective – way. Hooray!!
Many of these “New Nudes” have a subtle metallic or pearlized finish in a soft gold, rosy gold or bronze. And traditional suede and leather colors blend nicely for women of color. Here’s just a sampling of what I found on a recent visit to DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse).
Retail trends can change quickly, so even if it isn’t yet warm where you live, check the DSW web site for a store location nearby and grab a pair or two of the New Nudes before they’re gone.