The back-to-work look : the schoolgirl's wardrobe is making a comeback!

School girl 2.0 deceptively well-behaved: mini, micro, nano... Remember.... it needs to be short!

The skirt comes in XXS versions and is accompanied by loafers and XXL sneakers (keep reading to find out why!). We’re just loving and embracing the school girl trend; preppy shirts, posh little sweaters and above all mini, even microscopic, pleated skirts. What springs to mind? The ultra-short low-waisted skirt by Miu Miu from last season’s spring/summer collection We’re real fans of this revisited trend which cheekily plays around with dress codes and deconstructs all the ideals from this fashion revolution invented by Mary Quant in the 1960s: the mini-skirt. 


Going back to school or the office signifies the official revival of autumnal looks. Fine wool sweaters, trench coats and the timeless mini-skirt; a mid-season centrepiece because, let’s face it, it can be worn with or without tights!

One mini-skirt = endless possibilities...

So, let’s enjoy a few more weeks of this Indian summer and show off our legs. Forced to trade our holiday uniform (micro denim shorts/white shirt, bare feet) for another more “office friendly” look, the short skirt is perfect for a smooth transition through the month of September (with its short length and feeling of lightness, it gives us the opportunity to show off our lingering August tan from Palavas-les-Flots). Just go for it! The #vanessawufamily is delighted to be able to offer you their ultimate tips to successfully carry off a great back-to-work look : XXL shoes are a must! Chelsea boots with notched soles, platforms, wedges; we’re playing with volume in every sense of the word. Contrasts that catch the eye and give your outfit a unique character of its very own. Most people think of the mini-skirt as a good little girl's item, quite the opposite to the XXL sole boots which veer more towards the punk trend. As strange as it may seem, these two pieces fit together perfectly, and even complement each other. The big sole effect makes legs appear longer while breaking up the ‘top-of-the-class’ image that a uniform can sometimes give. Deceptively well-behaved, undeniably fashionable.

My mind’s made up; in September, I'm going for it!


Looking for a chic silhouette?

The spotlight turns to loafers, the essential item for any self-respecting preppy wardrobe. Bang on trend, and truly timeless with an undeniable masculine/feminine charm, loafers will be with us from the start line, and we’re certainly not ready to let them go any time soon... For an even cuter look, we’re bold enough to bring out the little white socks with ruffles, which not only allow us to be prepared for those first chilly spells, but also beautifully accentuate the refined look of the moccasin + mini-skirt combo. To accentuate this posh dark side, you can count on the new Vanessa Wu monogrammed canvas bag! In addition to its chic and sleek design, there's plenty of room to slip in your 13-inch computer : your new best friend.

Comfort and "simplicity" are key.

Choose high-top trainers that will adorn your ankles with no effort at all; they go great with a mini-skirt or cropped trousers. A classic, yes, but at VW, classic never means boring. This season, sneakers are covered in glitter, pop colours and even animal prints. Enough to bring a touch of ‘naughty’ to good girl looks. The Vanessa Wu high-top sneakers are ideal for anyone who’s in a hurry in the morning and has to run to catch their bus or metro. A few tips : the thick sole version will allow you to gain a few centimetres while maintaining the comfort that we all look for in a pair of sneakers. 


This season, dare to wear a school girl 2.0 mini-skirt! Good news, you can match it with almost all of your Vanessa Wu shoes. Everything and anything is allowed : platforms, high-top sneakers, notched soles, loafers... This fashion piece is not simply reserved for teenagers; everyone can play with this trend by adapting it to their own unique personality. Get out the high socks, small or BIG shoes, and have some fun!

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