Welcome to Part Two of my nude shoe obsession.
As I’ve searched for nude pumps, ankle strap sandals and the like over the years, I’ve noticed that it’s really — really — hard to find the right shade of nude. To truly elongate the leg, I prefer a shade that matches my skin color as closely as possible. But too often, the leather is almost brown (too tan) or almost white (too light). Once in a while, I find a near-perfect match. This time, it’s in Coye Nokes Spring–Summer 2013 collection.
Designed for the modern, working city girl on the go (hey, that’s me!), Coye Nokes does an amazing job of creating stylish, exciting and good-quality footwear that transitions easily from the office to the dance floor. Her Kira Flats and Hana Sandals are practical and stable, yet stunning. Perhaps my favorites are her Kai Sandal (pictured, also available in Black) and her ultra-nude Lily Sandal.
Inspired by her customers, as well as by New York and London style, head designer Coye Nokes puts a lot of thought and research into her materials — which is how she managed to select the right shade of nude (not to mention good-quality fabrics) for her designs. This season, her incorporation of that lovely nude with bright colors, fun textures, semi-classic shapes and clean lines really make her line stand out — definitely shoe closet-worthy!