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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 🎁
  • 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
22/07/2021

A minimalist summer season

"Less is more". Simple, basic.

Why make things complicated when they can be simple? This summer’s motto: keep to the basics. Minimalism brings to mind subtlety, simple and refined shapes, and neutral colours. Nothing overly complicated, but a style that needs some mastering all the same!

 

“Effortless chic" in just one picture. Or rather, how to do away with the non-essentials without sacrificing sophistication!

This summer, we’re putting shoes in the spotlight!

Minimalist shoes are a bit like ham / melon on holiday: it’s all about simplicity and practicality! No need for more or less; it’s simply a question of finding the right balance by avoiding the overly extravagant and learning to be satisfied with the bare minimum. 

Did we lose you at ham / melon? Ok, to make things a little clearer, here are just a few tips to help you choose your minimalist shoes:

 

  • You need to choose understated shapes: simple lines, minimal fastenings, and a discreet heel.
  • Neutral colours are key: from beige to pastel colours, not forgetting shades of light gold or silver; plain and discreet is what we are trying to achieve.
  • You’ll be looking for comfort: functional shoes that go hand in hand with the urban lifestyle of Vanessa Wu women.

Can you see why we adore this trend? Because in addition to preventing us from making the slightest fashion faux pas and being comfortable, minimalist shoes can be worn for all kinds of occasions! 

  

Simplicity is the supreme sophistication

LEONARD DE VINCI

Beginner level: minimalist colour

Does the word “minimalist”, or what it conveys, worry you? We get it; it’s not easy to make changes when we’re used to something. So, don't panic, the goal is to go slowly (but surely): choose a shoe shape that you know (which is obviously not too busy) then go for soft, solid colours, and distance yourself from the often very contrasting, loaded, and colourful summer sandals already out there. Feeling reassured?

 

Pro level: minimalist shape

Somewhat a connoisseur, you have already successfully adopted the minimalist style through the colours you wear: no more multicoloured, fluorescent or glittery shoes, from now on your most colourful pairs are gold and silver. Excellent, first hurdle overcome! The next step: try out minimalist shapes. Delicately proportioned and slightly worked heels; fine or mastered soles; or even sleek straps; you’re bound to love it.

Minimalist (but effective) conclusion

When choosing shoes, getting to grips with a minimalist style means doing neither too much nor too little! Voilà!

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