The Mary-Jane was a classic shoe style that we loved to wear as young children. The shoes we wore were shiny, black, featured a flat heel, and were closed by a velcro strap. We loved to wear them for special parties and holidays. We still love the Mary-Jane shoe, but the styles we wear today are different in many ways. The styles now often come with a platform or heel for elevated height and style; we also prefer shoes that look modern. Here is a style guide with lots of tips to help you learn how to wear these chic shoes.
Office Chic: A simple pair of leather Mary-Jane heels (preferably in basic shades such as black, white, cream, or brown) is the perfect choice for the office. If you’re on your feet most of the time, you’ll probably want flat-heels. You can wear your shoes with skirt suits, skinny pantsuits, shirt dresses, and sheath dresses.
Weekend Style: Jazz up your every day style with a cute pair of Mary-Jane pumps. Unlike the pair you wear at the office, you can stock up on fun shoes in cool colors like red, blue, purple, or pink. These shoes can be worn with just about anything and everything, including skinny jeans, mini skirts, maxi dresses, corduroy pants, etc.
Evening Style: Turn up the notch of your style quotient with shoes that dazzle! Nighttime is the right time to break out the velvet, sequins, or silk heels. Dress up your little black dress with a fabulous pair of Mary-Janes shoes that stand out – maybe shiny polka-dot platforms or peep-toe style sandals. If your dress is a colorful or printed cocktail number, perhaps your best bet for footwear would be simple black shoes that feature elegant detailing like rhinestones, embroidery, ruffles, ribbons, and more.