Naked Heels Are Staying Put for Winter, and They're a Better Idea Than You Think

I hate to break it to you, but pedicure season is far from over, as barely there strappy heels are set to stay through winter. So if you splashed out on those heels from The Row (or still wish you had), you can rest assured that you don't have to pack them away just yet.

While The Row started the trend with its mid heel slingbacks (which we want in all three colours), it’s the new brands on the block that have made us realise there’s no going back from a foot-exposing heel. By Far, Neous and Tibi all are getting it just right with their shape. They have just the right ratio of shoe to foot (aka a serious amount of skin on show, with minimal straps). The lack of actual shoe might sound ludicrous when making this kind of purchase, but it will make so much more sense when you try them on.

The street style set were all wearing these "naked" strappy heels during fashion month. There is something super chic and effortless about wearing heavy proportions on top, contrasted with a neutral pair of shoes. The styling options are endless, but my favourite way to style these right now is with a trouser suit. In this weather, boots feel too heavy but trainers feel too dressed down, so strappy heels or mules are the best. Just make sure you’ve booked an Uber instead of walking.



Style Notes: Doina pairs her By Far square toe sandals with a shorts and jacket suit. 

Style Notes: The Row's white sandals look amazing when paired with a chunky knit and scarf.

Best strappy heels: Pernille Teisbaek



Style Notes: Pernille might be wearing an extra roomy raincoat on top, but she is clinging onto summer with her strappy nude shoes. 

Best strappy heels: Lisa Aiken



Style Notes: Lisa Aiken has also been wearing her naked sandals with an oversized trench. 

Shop Strappy Sandals:

This is the kind of heel height we’re into.

Does this dream shoe even need an introduction?

This colour was enough to make us fall for these, without mentioning that heel.

A PVC strap creates a minimal look. 

The super skinny straps totally make these.

Who said this minimal style had to hold back on colour?

Topshop have nailed the skinny straps we’re loving this pastel colour.

For those that are not great on high heels — this block heel will suit you.

A strappy mule is the best kind.

Save these for a special occasion. 

These look seriously expensive.

We’re all for a bit of bling, especially when paired with denim. 

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/ winter 2018. 

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