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  • SISTERS REPUBLIC x VANESSA WU: from June 8 (CET time), receive a gifted menstrual panties for purchases over 90€! Learn more about the offer 🎁
  • SECOND-HAND: buy and resell your VW shoes, bags and accessories with complete confidence 👟
  • Wu Cares: discover our CSR program & contribute directly to a more circular fashion with Redonner
  • SISTERS REPUBLIC x VANESSA WU: from June 8 (CET time), receive a gifted menstrual panties for purchases over 90€! Learn more about the offer 🎁
  • SECOND-HAND: buy and resell your VW shoes, bags and accessories with complete confidence 👟
  • Wu Cares: discover our CSR program & contribute directly to a more circular fashion with Redonner
  • SISTERS REPUBLIC x VANESSA WU: from June 8 (CET time), receive a gifted menstrual panties for purchases over 90€! Learn more about the offer 🎁
  • SECOND-HAND: buy and resell your VW shoes, bags and accessories with complete confidence 👟
  • Wu Cares: discover our CSR program & contribute directly to a more circular fashion with Redonner
  • SISTERS REPUBLIC x VANESSA WU: from June 8 (CET time), receive a gifted menstrual panties for purchases over 90€! Learn more about the offer 🎁
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11/10/2023

Retro Chic Trend: How to adopt it with elegance

Retro chic: the fall 2023 trend

Fashion is all about starting over, and this season the retro chic trend is making its big comeback! Retro chic is much more than just nostalgia for past decades, it is a trend that revisitsl vintage fashion codes to adapt them to the modern world. This trend masters the art of mixing elements of the past with a touch of contemporary, to create a unique and elegant style!  

 

The 60s, 70s, and 80s are coming back to the forefront with retro silhouettes, vintage patterns and timeless elegance. This season, the 60s are in the spotlight with ankle boots with a square heel and pointed toe; the 70s brought their share of chunky loafers with notched soles and platforms; as for the 80s, they are manifested by patent materials, but also tweed and houndstooth inspirations. The essence of retro chic is how to mix these elements to create a unique look that reflects your personal style. 

 

At Vanessa Wu, we are delighted to introduce you to this trend that combines the charm of the past with contemporary chic. In this article, dive with us into the retro chic world and discover how to adopt this elegant style, with our collection of women's shoes and bags. 

How to adopt Retro Chic style with Vanessa Wu

To fully embrace the retro chic style with Vanessa Wu, we present not only our iconic square heel and pointed toe ankle boots, but also our notched platform loaferse and our trapeze heel boots.

 

Two pairs of Vanessa Wu trapeze heel boots in black and beige worn with a short skirt and striped sweater.

 

  • Vanessa Wu women's ankle boots : ourclassic block heel pointed toe ankle boots are the backbone of retro chic style. Pair them with a trapeze dress for a 60s look, flared pants for a 70s ou style or a pleated mini skirt for a vintage touch. These ankle boots provide unparalleled stability while enhancing your look. 
  • Vanessa Wuwomen's loafers : Our notched platform loafers add a bold edge to any retro chic style. Wear them with high-waisted flared pants for a trendy look, or with a shirt dress for a retro androgynous style.  Little fashion tip to boost your style: wear your loafers with socks! Sequined, printed or colored, this is the accessory that will make all the difference. 
  • Vanessa Wu women's boots: For 80s elegance, opt for our trapeze heel boots. Pair them with wide leg pants for a retro look from this decade, or with a shoulder dress for a bold vintage style. Trapeze heels add a modern twist to this retro classic. 

 

By incorporating these retro chic shoes into your wardrobe, you can create a variety of bold and original looks. So, whether you opt for block heel ankle boots, notched platform loafers or trapeze heel boots, get ready to bring back the past with a modern twist ! 

Zoom on Vanessa Wu's Retro Chic Ankle Boots 

 

Vanessa Wu high ankle boots in black with trapeze heel with retro chic patterned dress.

 

In the thick of this retro-chic trend are Vanessa Wu's block-heel, pointed-toe ankle boots. These shoes embody the elegance and glamour of years gone by while still offering contemporary comfort. They are the perfect choice your retro women'slook. 

 

The characteristics of our retro chic ankle boots: 

  • Block heel: Block heels were a must-have back in the 60s and 70s. They provide stability and comfort while adding a touch of sophistication to your outfit. 
  • Pointed toe: The pointed toe evokes classic elegance. It visually lengthens the silhouette and gives your feet a graceful look. 
  • Variety of colors and materials: At Vanessa Wu, we offer a wide choice of materials and colors. Whether you prefer distress patent, soft tweed or suede, you will find the perfect you will find the perfect pair to complete your look. 

Retro chic accessories: tweed in the thick of the trend

 

When it comes to completing your retro chic look, never underestimate the power of accessories. In particular, tweed bags which are essential elements of this trend. Tweed, this timeless and elegant woven fabric, is synonymous with refinement and plays a central role in creating a memorable retro chic style. 

 

Picture yourself strolling the autumn streets with a tweed bag on your arm, evoking an elegant touch from the 80s. Whether you opt for tweed bags in warm hues or modern versions with touches of black, these bags are the top of the top for your retro chic look.

 

Vanessa Wu bags in black and brown tweed effect on white chair.

 

And the versatility of tweed is a real asset. Pair your tweed bag with your retro ankle boots, your notched platform loafers or your or your trapeze heel boots for perfect harmony. Add a wool scarf and vintage jewelry for an even more spectacular effect ! 

Conclusion

Fall 2023 marks the return of retro chic, a trend that stylishly reinvents vintage fashion codes to adapt them to our times. To honor this iconic trend, we decided to highlight retro chic style through a collection of shoes and bags for women. Whether you opt for our square heel pointed toe ankle boots, our notched platform moccasins or our trapeze heel boots, get ready to revisit the past with both style and modernity!  

 

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