The 'naked' shoe trend is everywhere right now and we've got the DL on how to rock the look

Full-coverage shoes? No thanks.

Naked shoes from ZARA and Macy's in a purple, orange and pink template
(Image credit: ZARA/Macy's)

The celeb-approved naked shoe trend wants us to bare our all this summer—and by all, we mean our feet. Here's why you should consider adding some see-through footwear to your capsule wardrobe...

It seems our love for sheer dresses is officially spreading, as clear and barely-there shoes are having a bit of a moment right now. In fact, they're joining the likes of ballet flats and Adidas Samba sneakers on the list of must-have springtime footwear.

Celebs from Jennifer Aniston to Gigi Hadid have all rocked the naked shoe trend, pairing their event and red carpet looks with clear, vinyl heels. So, if you're looking to recreate their sheer style, here's all our fave celeb outfits and where to shop your own pair of naked shoes...

The 'naked' shoe trend

The naked shoe trend effectively refers to minimal coverage shoes, either completely see-through, so that they show your entire foot or heels for instance, that have just one thin strap—leaving the rest of your foot exposed to the elements.

This style of shoe is handy when you really want your outfit to do the talking and don't want your footwear to distract —or if you're just looking to inject a hint of Y2K fashion into your fit.

See-through shoes are also seriously versatile because they're basically invisible, so they go with everything from silver fashion to bright dopamine-dressing shades like cobalt blue and hot pink. In case you need proof of their wearability, we come with receipts...

Actors Jennifer Aniston is seen outside "Good Morning America", wearing a camel coat and clear, naked shoes on March 21, 2023 in New York City.

(Image credit: Getty Images/ Raymond Hall/GC Images)

And let's not forget barely-there strappy heels, which are also everywhere right now...

Kendall Jenner is seen on August 24, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, wearing a blue and purple dress with barely-there black strappy heels

(Image credit: Getty Images/Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

MIL's edit of chic naked shoes

So, if you're looking to add some super subtle, almost invisible shoes to your closet, which can act as backup footwear to pair with literally any outfit—from jeans to dresses—here's where to shop your own, on a budget!


ZARA High Heeled Vinyl Sandals

RRP: $49.90

These clear heels are perfect for pulling off the 'naked' shoe trend. These will seamlessly pair with skirts, trousers and dresses, without stealing focus.

Though do keep in mind that clear, vinyl shoes can steam up a bit if you're feet get hot...available in sizes 5 to 11.


BAR III Women's Cayymen Ball Heel Sandals

RRP: $69.50

These shoes are seriously cool, with their see-through strap and clear ball heel.

They're both a statement shoe, but will pretty much compliment any outfit.


ZARA Heeled Sling-back Vinyl Shoe 

RRP: $69.90

The clear shoes feature a copper tint, with a rhinestone strap, pointy toe and kitten heel.

These would look so chic paired with some suit pants and a blazer. Available in sizes 6 to 10.

If you're not a lover of the vinyl look, you can also channel this trend with a pair of minimal coverage, strappy heels...


NA-KD Glossy Patent Strappy Heels

RRP: $69.95

These black heel feature one strap over the toes, with a lace-up ankle strap, meaning most of your foot is exposed—perfect for a summery, date-night look.


& Other Stories Heeled Leather Mule Sandal

RRP: $129

These mules are also perfect if you're looking for a subtle shoes.

They feature a slip-on design, with just one strap over the toes and a kitten heel.

If you're not a lover of parading your bare feet about though, we'd advise skipping this trend and sticking with pumps this spring...

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.