Ladies, there’s nothing like a buff or beige pump to lengthen the leg. What I also love about a nude pump is that as a neutral accessory, it’s very versatile. So whether you’re wearing neon, pastel, a primary color or basic black, this shoe will complement your ensemble. My best practice is to keep a couple of pairs: a strappy sandal to wear with sundresses, jumpsuits and shorts and my current love: a closed-toe platform in a cashew-colored snakeskin. The animal print gives it visual interest, and the covered platform and stiletto heel will give your legs a wow factor!
Of course, skintones vary and thankfully so do the options. It’s very easy nowadays to find a shoe that will flatter your complexion in a toasted almond, beige, tan and so forth. Make it a must-have for your collection.
P.S. if you find your pair is a little too tight, be sure to stretch it so that you don’t injure your feet. Your local shoe repair can do this, or you can try what I did: a shoe stretcher! It’s a wooden insert with a screw you turn to widen it. Mine (okay, the one I borrowed from my mother) is cedar and can be slipped into either the right or the left shoe. The stretcher is strategically perforated; it has a plastic nodule (or “ortho plug”) you can remove and place in key spots where your tootsies need the most relief. It works like a charm!
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