Nude shoes go with everything

A few weeks ago while perusing Pinterest (I may have a slight addiction) I discovered a blog on my sister-in-law’s boards. It’s called Outfit Posts, and, well, is a blog about outfits. It. is. awesome. It was obvious that I was destined to be a fan of hers when I saw her One Suitcase: Business Casual Capsule Wardrobe post. She laid out every single item, plus all of the outfits you could make. She has amazing taste, and I loved every single one. After spending some time looking at many, many outfits, I felt inspired for both my blog and my wardrobe. As far as my blog goes, I want to include more complete outfit examples and show photos of how I pack my various bags. As for my wardrobe, I want to try different (brighter!) color combinations, add more belts, and wear nude-colored shoes.

I am probably the last person to get on the nude colored shoe bandwagon, but now that I’m on, I’m staying on! When packing for a trip, it’s very helpful to bring shoes that go with all of your outfits. Typically, those shoes are in the neutral family—black or brown. However, I have recently added “nude” to my shoe repertoire. (Quick caveat: I am talking about nude-for-me shoes, as they call them on Corporette. This color is pretty pale, like a pinky-beige. Nude-for-you shoes may be a completely different color!) You can wear these shoes with virtually any color pants or dress. I particularly love them with my navy slacks and my spring and summer dresses. (Again, caveat: I like the look of the pinky-beige shoes with my navy slacks, because I think the colors go well together. But for dresses and skirts, I like the leg-lengthening aspect of the shoe, in which case I highly recommend nude-for-you as opposed to pinky-beige. Make sense?)

There are lovely pumps available, but of course I focused on the flats. Here are some different pairs I found when searching for my shoes:

These Steve Madden Heaven Patent Flat in Taupe are the shoes I ended up buying. I really can’t express how much I love them. They are comfortable, supportive, have a good grip, fit well, and are so cute. If you’re not into the taupe color, there are a number of other colors available including hot pink, black, and navy. There is also a non-patent version that comes in light brown and black.

These Wanted Shoes Ventura ballet flats come in several different colors and patterns. I love the lovely scalloping along the edges—it gives a little something extra.

To me, what sets these Miz Mooz Panthers apart is the texture. They are so distinctive and unique looking! Also available in several other colors.

Readers, do you have a pair of nude shoes? What do you wear them with?

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  1. The Steve Maddens may be coming home with me in nude-for-me and gray! Any tips on sizing running large or small?

  2. I’ve been a fan of nude shoes for over 30 years. Although most of mine are 1 1/2 or 2 inch heels. If I only could have one pair of shoes it would be taupe.

  3. Thank you so much for this post! This is fantastic and so helpful for some of us who are only experts in outdoor fieldwork clothes!

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