Red and Blue for Spring

I’m a big fan of the elongating effect of the nude shoe. Matching one’s shoes to one’s skin tone is a good way to add the illusion of height. For me, nude is a light beige color. It’s somewhat of a political issue that nude, in general, refers to a color closely resembling caucasian skin tone. I like that some retailers (Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein come to mind) sell nude undergarments in a variety of shades: buff, rose, caramel, coffee, etc. It seems more inclusive. If you’re buying a nude shoe, look for something that matches your skin color.

Well today, I chose a beige shoe (see how beige doesn’t sound as good?) and lengthened my legs, so to speak. I thought I needed the help because this skirt—as much as I like it—hits my leg right at the knee. That’s a tough length; shorter or longer and the effect is lengthening. Chopping my legs in the middle isn’t. But the skirt had a dirndl/Maria von Trapp feel to it and that’s why I bought it.

red, blue and nude

nude shoe

T-shirt: Victoria’s Secret
Skirt: Le Chateau
Scarf: Boutique in Portland
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
Shoes: Aerosoles

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One response to “Red and Blue for Spring

  1. Red and blue are one of my favorite color combinations, as well as yellow and blue, which make me feel summer is here! I will choose red and blue today.

    Fashion is fun! 🙂

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