Wardrobe Staple: The Nude Pump

I have found that one of the quickest ways to look like you have mile-long legs is to wear a certain kind of shoe- a nude or flesh-colored pump or sandal. While normal heels certainly boost your height, they don't really lengthen your legs. Nude pumps are a great alternative to black heels, and they go with just about anything in your closet. Plus, an added bonus: these shoes make you look perfectly pulled together and ladylike! Here are my top three picks for nude shoes- trust me, these babies are worth it!

What girl doesn't adore Christian Louboutins? This knotted pump pair, $895 at Bergdorf Goodman, will become an instant classic in your closet.  I love the knotted detail, and the 5.5 inch heel is perfect if you love skyscraper platforms. The nude is a perfect color, and the blood-red sole is a glamourous update on the standard nude shoe. 

If comfort is what you are looking for, look no further than these Cole Haan Air Miranda pumps, $150 (on sale from $200). Most Cole Haan shoes have a wonderful secret hiding in their sole: Nike Air technology, which makes these pumps super comfortable to wear all day (and night) long. I love the stacked wooden heel- it's a tiny detail, but it makes these unique.

If you want to keep things simple, this Steve Madden Olympicc pair, $99 is perfect. Free of adornment, these would be best paired with an outfit that needs shoes that don't stand out. In case the 4.5 inch heel is a little much for you, this style, the Ulltra, has the same look, but with a much more manageable 3 inch heel.

So, do you have this wardrobe essential in your closet? What do you wear with your nude pumps? 


  1. I need those nude pumps!!!! Nude is my favorite.

    Love Grace.

  2. love these nude pumps, especially the 1st one, it looks so great!