How to Do Nude Shoes

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While getting dolled up for your next night out, a pair of nude shoes that matches your skin tone can serve as the perfect finishing touch for a fabulous ensemble. With their awesome leg-lengthening capabilities and timeless, versatile style, nude shoes can drive many outfits into sleek and chic territory. Whether opting for a dress, a pair of shorts or cool denim, complete your outfit with nude shoes to complement your gams.

1 A Delicate Touch for Dresses

Flaunt your legs by teaming nude shoes with a stylish dress and complementing accessories. Whether a sheath dress, a bandage style or a glam sequined number, nude shoes easily tone down flashy silhouettes while simultaneously flattering your frame. Opt for a short A-line dress in a bold color like hot pink or cobalt with nude high-heeled sandals and statement jewelry like a colorful jeweled necklace or earrings. For occasions that call for sophistication -- a beige or white shift dress pairs beautifully with nude pumps, gold jewelry and a classic bag.

2 Superbly Stylish in Shorts

Shorts containing vertical details such as piping, pleats or vertical stripes do wonders for elongating your frame. Add a pair of nude high heels to a combination of pleated shorts and a dressy blouse for a snazzy nighttime ensemble. While shorts and nude high heels are undoubtedly a chic combination, opt for a clever play on proportions to keep the outfit balanced. A flowing, voluminous top keeps you covered while showcasing your stylish shorts.

3 Jazz Up Your Jeans

Denim's rugged appearance contrasts nicely with a pair of subdued nude heels. An effortless outfit of light denim jeans and a crisp, white button-down blouse is made instantly more chic by adding nude strappy sandals. Timeless and elegant, this casual daytime outfit can easily go for a nighttime spin with the addition of a structured blazer and a chunky gold necklace. To create an enviable daytime look, pair colored denim with a chiffon blouse or vintage T-shirt and add nude pumps and a statement necklace to seal the deal.

4 Sleek With Statement Pieces

Nude shoes allow the statement pieces in your closet to do the talking. A printed skirt or patterned cropped trousers can really shine when you pair them with nude shoes that don't distract. For a look with a hint of glitz, pair a floral high-waisted pencil skirt with a sequined camisole and nude pointy-toe pumps. Choose a pair of metallic cropped pants and combine them with nude heels and different styles of shirts to get the most out of this statement garment. Whether it's a denim button-down and shorts or a basic tank top and sequined skirt pairing, let nude shoes serve as your go-to footwear for ensembles both casual and bold.

Sara Cantu has been writing fashion and lifestyle articles since 2009. As a fashion stylist, writer and blogger, she has been published in “Lady Couture” magazine and “RGV” magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of Texas - Pan American.