The Lowdown: As the weather cools off, and after a summer of bathing suit trauma, we’re relieved that the closest we’re getting to nude is the color of our shoes — well, you know what we mean. Nude shoes are a hot trend once again and we’re thinking, shoes that go with everything? Um, we’re in.
While we might argue the semantics (beige is not exactly “nude” for everyone), there are enough variations of hue to suit us. Add a little patent, and we’re pretty much yours. Here are our top picks from Zappos.com; yes, they’re all closer to $100 than $10, but we’d argue that nude shoes are so versatile — both in terms of what they go with and how many season you can bridge in them — the cost per wear ratio will make it all worth your while.