When it comes to shoes, the general rule is to invest in classic footwear that you know you can reach for time after time with minimal thought. One style that never dates—but these days looks particularly fresh—is the classic Mary Jane.
The creation of Mary Janes aimed to fulfil the simple necessity for a formal children’s shoe but surpassed expectations by becoming a permanent instalment of popular culture. Here are a few of our favourite ways to wear them.
The Classic Leather Mary Jane
The Mary Jane is back in every shape, style and colour you can imagine, but the most popular style making the rounds? Dr.Marten’s 90s-style chunky T-bar shoes. Style them with everything from vintage denim to min floral tea dresses.
The Embroidered Mary Jane
Embroidery continues to be among the biggest trends this season and Mary Janes take this retro look to a whole new level. Just like a print or graphic, the perfectly sewn pattern of embroidery can bring the perfect finishing touch to your outfit.
The French Mary Jane
The House of Chanel has always been a proponent of Mary Janes. A pair can be identified in every collection, and regardless if they are flat or heeled, the Chanel Mary Jane is arguably one of the most iconic shoes in French girl fashion.
Platform Mary Janes
This season the Mary Jane shoe style was given an upgrade through chunky platform soles. Perfect for elongating the legs, this look is both feminine and sexy. Call it your new date night hero.