Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nude Feet

They say nude is the new black. Nude accessories are modern and sophisticated. They scream sexy because you look… well, nude. Think about it, a nude belt at first glance say’s my middrift is showing and causes men to take a second glance. Lace over-layed on nude fabric makes people stop in their tracks and ask themselves “does she have something on under that.”  The Sex and The City character Carrie Bradshaw made the “naked dress” an icon.

The Spring 2011 runway was a study in minimalism.  The minimalist trend was the most prominant trend  on the runway. Designers like Chloe, Jil Sander, Max Mara, Celine , Calvin Klein and Helmut Lang all showcased nude, simplistic designs with clean, sleek lines. The key components of  achieving a minimalist look are to utilize a limited color palette and sleek basic geometric shapes to create something fresh and sophisticated.

Celebraties have been wearing nude shoes on the red carpet with bright onsombles for the past few seasons. I love this look. Wearing nude tone shoes makes your legs look longer and slimmer. The shoe doesn’t pop  at first glance so it keeps the focus on the dress.

To achieve this look find shoes in nude tones that match or complement your skin tone. For spring and summer look for strappy sandals, pumps and wedges.
Follow these tips for your skin tone
For pale skin choose shoes in shades of Ivory, light taupe and soft pink in any material. Natural linen looks great with this skin tone. These shades also look amazing in suede.
For darker medium tan to olive tones choose a shoe in tan,  camel or medium taupe. Look for shoes in patent leather the shine will make the shoe look more nude than tan. You can also get shoes made from nubuck leather, cork, hemp or other natural materials.
For dark brown complexions  this trend is tricky, but you can pull it off .   Brown shoes just look like brown shoes so simply matching your skin color won’t say “nude.”  In order to pull this off  look for a shimery patent leather brown shoe with plumb or copper undertones. Keep the outfit up top neutral as well.  Make sure the the colors of your clothes are “brown friendly” olive green, tans, white, and other natural/minamalist colors work best. The other way for women with a dark complexion to wear the nude trend is to ignore the match your skin tone rule and wear traditionally nude colors of soft pink and  light cafe colors. The constrast  of “nude” with dark brown skin is undeniably sexy. If you go this route you can wear bright colors with your “nude” shoes.
Shoe Revolt has so beautiful shoes that follow this trend for every size and skin tone
Shoe Revolt item number 1611, Size 8

Shoe Revolt item number 1591, size 10

Shoe revolt item number 1600, size 8.5

Shoe Revolt Item Number 1603, size 9

Shoe Revolt Item number 1619, size 11

Shoe revolt item number 1604, size 6

Shoe Revolt item number 1482, size 11

Shoe Revolt item number 1614, size 7

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