By now–I know you know that fashionable footwear designs for Spring 2014 are bringing in more and more new shoe colors, graphically designed prints, and globally-influenced shoe fashions. But there are some fashionistas who want to add color and prints to their primary wardrobe pieces, handbags, and jewelry–rather than their shoes. So I went on the hunt to find the perfect background palette at affordable prices.
Let’s look at the “nude” shoe, or should I say the various shades of nude. The newest “in” color for all-year footwear, for all-occasion events, for anything, anywhere, and anytime is the magical nude.
Prior to this season the international apparel and accessories industries used pale peach, blush, and beige to refer to the “nude” hue. Not anymore. Thank you, Mr. Louboutin. His “Les Nudes” collection features 5 shades.
Of course, every shoe shopping diva has already bought one of these must-have heels because they go with every outfit in any wardrobe closet. Plus, as the Duchess of Cambridge shows at every royal function that they elongate your legs and simply disappear in total fabulosity.
But now that Mr. Louboutin has expanded our shoe color vocabulary, let’s look at some nudie-cuties that don’t have his luxury price range.
Steve Madden Girl Fastenn Pump. Need a lift in heights and style? Buckle up with the Madden Girl Fastenn patent pump! These gorgeous platform heels are perfect for work to weekend and everything in between. DSW. $39.95
Charlotte Ruse Chair Link T-Strap Heel. This flirty 5″ heel features a vegan leather upper with a chain link t-strap design and stylish peep toe. The handy zipper at the back meets a lightly cushioned insole and rests on a rubberized outsole. Hidden platform and a stiletto heel complete the look. $33.50.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Evie Pump. A great day-to-dusk imported style. Leather/patent upper with a pointed toe and a 2 1/4″ heel. Macy’s. $64.99
Calvin Klein Slingback Pump. Nude with a naughty, metallic twist. Adjustable slingback strap with buckle closure for a custom fit and padded footbed. 2.75″ heel. Dillards. $79.
Easy Street Tidal. Bronze nude featuring a metallic finish and pleated, square toe. Style and comfort with a padded footbed and lining for lasting comfort. Kohl’s. $49.99
Ready, set, let’s go bargain shoe shopping.