These "Boring" Heels Just Had a Makeover for 2019

Nude heels used to mean one thing: the classic court shoe. It would probably have a stiletto heel and a closed toe was a prerequisite. But now? In 2019 we've seen the fashion crowd approach this wardrobe staple in a completely different way.

There are no longer any rules about what the style of the shoe should be. Whether it's as a strappy sandal, lace-up boot, or chunky platform, there are so many different nude heel styles to choose from. Plus, it's still a reliable way to finish off an outfit, whether you're wearing bold, clashing prints, head-to-toe neutrals or even just wearing jeans and a T-shirt. 

The popularity of nude heels can often be reduced down to one reason: They can elongate the leg, which is especially great for petite girls hoping to gain an extra inch. The key to nude heels, however, is to first find the right shade for you—it should be as close to your natural skin tone as possible. And secondly, the white shoes rule strictly applies here too—you have to keep them in pristine condition, else they’ll expose you immediately. 

We've rounded up some of the best outfits featuring nude heels and the many iterations the fashion crowd is backing right now. Keep scrolling for five of our favourite looks and the shop all the ensembles. 


1. Oversized Dress + Nude Sandals
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Style Notes: In 2019, the oversized dress reigns supreme. Add a headband, the Bottega clutch bag, and a pair of nude mules and you're winning. 


2. Camisole + Jeans + Strappy Nude Heels
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Style Notes: Solange has always been ahead of the curve. Here she is a couple of years ago during New York Fashion Week wearing a sheer jacket (very 2019), a pair of jeans and a pair of nude strappy sandals. 


3. Animal-Print Dress + Nude Platform Heels
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Style Notes: Proof that nude heels work perfectly with an animal-print dress. 


4. Boilersuit + Nude Kitten Heel Slingbacks
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Style Notes: Boilersuits look incredible with dainty nude kitten heels. 


5. Cream Coat + White Jeans + Nude Boots
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Style Notes: The chicest way to wear nude boots this coming colder season? Pair with white jeans and a creamy wrap coat. 

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2019 trends you need to know.

Elinor Block