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Mary Janes are going to be *the* shoe of the summer, so here are all our favourites
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Mary Janes are going to be *the* shoe of the summer, so here are all our favourites


by Sarah Gill
20th May 2023

Stylist, practical, and oh-so adorable, Mary Janes are the perfect shoe to strut your stuff in this summer.

From the signature style that dates back to the late 19th century to more modern interpretations of this timeless classic, a good pair of Mary Janes never goes out of fashion.

Identifiable by the trademark ‘bar’ strap around the ankle that fastens the shoe in place, Mary Janes can range from ballet flats to chunky platforms, and while the classic patent black-gold buckle combo is a look that defies the ages, newer reworks feature cow print, shimmering silver, and sweetheart shaped buckles that add new dimension to any outfit.

Brought into a new era in the noughties by indie icon Alexa Chung, these shoes almost demand to be worn with polka dot tights, a dainty tea dress, and a bold red lip. A sensible shoe with an extremely chic edge, they’ll also spruce up any jeans-and-a-nice-top look you’ve got going on.

Oozing with an effortless Parisian fashion feel, Mary Janes are never out of style, but they’re having quite the moment of late. Filling the shoe racks on the high street and being worn by all our favourites on social media, we’re on track to have a summer characterised by the humble Mary Jane.

Shop our edit of Mary Janes below…

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