How to style minimalist nude ballet flats in 9 simple outfits

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In the previous post I reviewed the ultimate minimalist shoe, the Italian Leather Day Glove ballet flats from Everlane.

I raved about them and as promised, I’ve put together some styling ideas and outfit inspiration for these minimalist nude nude ballet flats.

These are in the colour “tan” by the way, which turns out to be the perfect nude for my skin tone.

I love nude shoes because they give your silhouette a very clean look and it almost looks like you’ve gone barefoot.

For this reason, nude shoes will literally go with everything. It will even go with the loudest and most bold pieces in your wardrobe so if in doubt, wear nude.

I personally prefer to style these nude ballet flats with other nudes, neutrals and soft earthy tones because that’s just my style and I don’t have a whole lot of loud clothing these days.

Beige Cashmere cardigan

For the first 3 outfits, I chose this lovely beige cashmere cardigan to match these nude ballet flats.

When putting together an outfit, I like to match footwear to outerwear.

This first outfit is right up my alley.

It combines a dressy silk tank with casual mom jeans and the cashmere cardigan and nude ballet flats frame the outfit nicely to create a harmonious go-to outfit of soft tones.

V neck sleeveless silk tank top in quicksand pink from Lilysilk. Cream beige cashmere cardigan from Uniqlo. Light denim mom jeans from Zara.

Bright pastel blue looks beautiful on blondes but can be quite bold against my olive complexion.

In this outfit, I’ve paired these bright blue trousers with a beige cardigan worn as a sweater on top, which mimics the heavenly colour match of blondes and blues.

Cream beige cashmere cardigan from Uniqlo. Blue high-waisted trousers from Sheike.

Oftentimes, it’s tricky to find shoes that go well with maxi dresses, especially dresses that are quite loud with all sorts of colours and prints.

These nude ballet flats are your answer.

Just because it’s getting cooler, it doesn’t mean that you can’t wear your favourite dresses anymore.

Just pair with some minimalist outer layers and accessories to stay warm.

My favourite floral maxi wrap dress from SheIn. Cream beige cashmere cardigan from Uniqlo. White linen scarf from Kmart.

Mushroom ribbed midi skirt

This mushroom ribbed midi skirt is very feminine and comfortable. It’s an elegant dressy piece that can still pass as loungewear, and I love this juxtaposition.

The muted, oyster grey, mushroom tones make it a seamless match for these nude ballet flats.

Together, this neutral lower half sets an easy minimalist base for you to choose absolutely whatever top you wish to wear.

The cut of this V-neck blouse I’ve chosen below has a very minimalist style but the colour is actually quite bold, making it a somewhat difficult piece to style.

I don’t really rate how orange looks on me but when paired with a neutral palette of warm tones, it can really pop and look quite spectacular.

Orange V neck button down blouse from YesStyle. Mushroom midi ribbed skirt from Simara Boutique.

If you can’t tell already, I’m currently going through a red phase and loving this bold classic colour.

I’ve paired this deep red silk cami with this ribbed skirt to show you that this skirt can indeed be dressed up a lot, if you wanted to.

To take it even further, just switch out the flats for a pair of heels.

Red cowl neck silk camisole in claret from LilySilk. Contrast belt with double metal buckle in black from Zara. Mushroom midi ribbed skirt from Simara Boutique.


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I first tried wearing a silk scarf as a belt in this outfit here and loved the outcome so I’ve since been accessorising this way a lot more.

The appeal of this next outfit lies in the combination of simple neutral colours with interesting geometric shapes.

As a general rule, if the silhouette of the outfit is going to be a bit unusual, I prefer to keep the colour palette very neutral.

White cold shoulder turtleneck sweater from Factorie. Cream floral neck scarf from SheIn. Mushroom midi ribbed skirt from Simara Boutique.

Soft earthy tones

My wardrobe is made up of soft earthy tones so sometimes black or other coloured shoes can be too distracting and draw too much attention away from the soft outfit.

That’s why I love these minimalist nude ballet flats. Instead of draw attention away from the outfit, they blend in harmoniously to give a complete head-to-toe aesthetic.

I’m quietly excited about the cooler weather here in Sydney as I love wearing sweaters and this particular lilac one is one of my favourites.

The fabric is delicately soft and features feminine detailing such as the conservative chest cut-out and balloon drop sleeves.

It pairs nicely with the structured high-waist trousers. Once again, we’re contrasting different styles of soft and feminine with structured and masculine.

Pink cut out sweater from Forever New. High-waist trousers with belt in beige pink from Zara.

You can’t go wrong with monochrome. It just looks chic and put-together, especially when it comes to neutral colours such as white, black and red.

Monochrome khaki however, is a unique favourite of mine.

The khaki shade of this skirt is slightly muted yet the velvet V-neck bodysuit top is quite a vibrant shade of khaki green, and they somehow just look splendid together.

You need to be careful with khaki as it can look worn and old, similar to washed-out navy. This is why you must pay attention to materials and construction.

In this case, the materials of both the top and skirt are dressier and look more expensive. The construction is also of high quality despite the low price point of both items.

Green velvet v neck bodysuit from Shein. Contrast belt with double metal buckle in black from Zara. Khaki midi bias cut satin skirt from Sheike.

On our warmer days, I still like to bare my legs and throw on an easy dress for casual wear.

This is one of my go-to outfits for running errands and you can see my large beige Longchamp bag that is very practical and pairs well with the nude ballet flats.

Charcoal shirt dress from Kookai. Longchamp large le pliage bag in desert.

If you’re umming and ahhing about whether to get a pair of these nude ballet flats from Everlane, have a read of my review here as it might help you decide.

I hope you enjoyed these styling ideas for the Everlane Day Glove, the ultimate minimalist shoe.

I’d love to know what your favourite go-to minimalist shoes are in the comments below.


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