STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Reinventing the Mary Jane

Style Advice of the Week

Shoe trends are constantly changing. Some seasons it’s the pointed toe, the rounded toe, the cowboy boot, the heeled sneaker, the sky-high platforms — it’s hard to keep up! It is difficult to know what to buy, especially since good quality shoes are often somewhat of an investment.

One shoe you can never go wrong with is the good ol’ classic Mary Jane shoe. You may associate Mary Janes with your days of playing hide and seek in your elementary school playground, but Mary Janes have definitely had more than just a little revamp in the recent years. Instead of those plain clunky, uninteresting, velcro-strapped Mary Janes that our parents forced us into, the Mary Jane that attract us now are rather different. As the almost-adult college students we are now, we often tend to opt for the heeled Mary Jane, sometimes even a Mary Jane with a platform and a peep toe just like this Fashionista is rocking.

A heeled Mary Jane can be perfect in all seasons, and for both the daytime and the night. A simple pair of black ones, like this Fashionista’s, can easily be transitioned through all climates and all hours of the day. The same black Mary Janes can be given a spring/summer revamp by pairing them with a floral dress.

However, if you’re really Mary Jane crazy and you want a pair you can rock on your nights out and a separate pair that you can rock on your treks to class, you can find sparkly Mary Janes, like these glittery sole Miu Miu ones, and more day time appropriate grunge-inspired Dr. Marten Mary Janes.

This Fashionista chose to keep her outfit very monochromatic and classic, with little shorts, a flowing top and simple jewelry, but with such a basic and classic shoe, you pretty much have the freedom to wear whatever you like!


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