Not that kind of nude. 2011 saw a lot of color blocking, bold prints on runways, even silky-pajama like outfits.  But trends seem to be returning to simpler times. Simpler outfits. People are streamlining their lives in all capacities.  And in 2012, less is more.

Nude pumps.  Foremost, these babies elongate your leg, creating some kind of leg extension optical illusion.  Christian Louboutin is the undisputed master of the nude patent pump, but simple pump like Nine West’s Nickeya off-gold pump will never go out of style and can be paired with just about anything.

The Little Nude Dress.  It’s like stepping out in your birthday suit. And if Louboutin is king of the nude heel, then Calvin Klein rules the court of the little nude dress. Top Shop has a couple of great options including: the Knitted Chunky T-Shirt Dress and The Tennis Dress by Boutique.

The Long Nude Dress. Gives you a bit more coverage.  Again look to Calvin Klein for inspiration.  This beautiful dress from Spring 2012 is lust-worthy. Anthropologie has a feminine and romantic long pleated nude dress called the Halvah Maxi Dress.  It looks best on ladies that are tall and slender, but is great for day-to-night transition. The cut out on the shoulder provides a nice peek-a-boo balance to the length. And lets you show off all that yoga you’ve been doing in the New Year!

Nude Stockings. Thanks to Princess Kate and her sister, it’s a throwback to the past. Say buh-bye to lines, creases, cellulite, and veins. At least for the evening.

Nude Frames. Ladies and gents alike have been going bold with their choices in eyewear, but for a more refined, less obvious choice, frame your face with a pair of Burberry Bifocals that are modish, classic, and of course, nude.

-Arianna Schioldager

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