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Minimalistic Versatile Pumps To See You Through Summer

Classic heels with a twist.

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Summer is all about a minimal, versatile wardrobe so what better shoe to compliment your closet than a classy d’Orsay pump? This style is a departure from your typical, plain pumps: instead, it's a chic, classic design that will add a sleek look to almost any outfit. Top designers such as Christian LouboutinManolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman have created their own lust-worthy versions, but the elegant, eye-catching shape has made it an essential item for a wide range of designers and retailers. There’s really no excuse not to have a pair (or five) in your closet.  
 
Cut out in the middle on one or both sides of the shoe, the d’Orsay reveals the arch, one of the most underrated aspects of the foot (why should painted toenails get all the fun?). Since the sides are responsible for keeping you secure in the shoe, manufacturers will often make the toe cap smaller to compensate. This classic cut also features a pointed toe that will stretch out over time. We recommend buying a half-size down for a snug fit, and taking your time when breaking in this ultra-flattering style – the versatility of your d’Orsay pumps will be well worth the wait as you can style this closet staple for every occasion from summer brunches to formal evenings. 

Whether you add a sharp finish to a pair of ruffled pants for an eye-catching party look, or style a casual, floaty maxi with a color-blocked heel for contrast, there is no wrong way to wear a d'Orsay pump. Check out just a few ways the fashion set are styling theirs, and scroll down to shop our selection for summer and beyond: 

A pop of Color

Image: via @sazanhendrix on Instagram

These sassy shoes in pastel yellow compliment top blogger Sazan's on-trend powder-blue ruffle dress – a perfect look for a patio brunch or outdoor cocktail party where all eyes will be on you(r shoes). Try off-setting your outfit with a pump in one of this season's hottest shades of orange or red to add some flare to a more understated, monochrome look. 
 

Refreshed Sophistication

A perfect example of why you should upgrade from your safe black heels to something with a bit more character. Pair these sophisticated pumps with an equally minimal, but eye-catching ensemble that pays as much attention to detail as a d'Orsay shoemaker, and easily glide from the office to happy hour.  
 

Forever Edgy

Hello, yes, we’d like a way for our shoes to make us feel like a rockstar* (*sweet guitar riffs not included). This edgy pump will spice up your life when matched with distressed jeans, a slouchy t-shirt, look-at-me-don't-look-at-me shades and your best resting bitch face. 

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H&M Suede Pumps - $60
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Public Desire Shelby Stilettos - $45
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J Crew Colette Suede D'Orsay Pumps - €308
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Lost Ink Fifi Silver D'Orsay Pumps - $60
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& Other Stories Suede Pumps - $79
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New Look Dark Red Suedette Pointed Heels - £20
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Aldo Outlet Nuage - $70
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Christian Louboutin Iriza 70 Patent Leather Pumps - $675
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H&M Peep-Toe Pumps - $25
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New Look Suede Bow Detail Pointed Court Heel - $56
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Mango Pointed Toe Pumps - $60
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Coast Blush Bow Court Evening Shoe - $72
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Saint Laurent Paris 80 D'Orsay Pumps - $695
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Sole Society Jenn D'Orsay Pump - $80
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Coast Black Court Shoe - $64
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