Grown Up Ways to Wear Mary Jane Shoes

Mary Jane shoes bring back a lot of my childhood memories, especially those from school. I remember this style of shoes being so popular back then (and perhaps until today) and being the ‘preferred’ style of school shoes. It’s such a gorgeous classic shoe style that I’m sure every girl has worn at some point in her life. Just because Mary Janes were often used in school, wearing it gives your outfit a hint of that cutesy school girl look but not always. Here are some ideas on how to wear Mary Jane shoes without getting the whole school girl vibe.

  • MARY JANE PUMPS – is there a better, more fabulous way to make a childhood classic look more grown up and mature than to wear it with high heels? Mary Jane pumps with high heels are perfect for when you want a more glamorous alternative to your regular pumps. They add a more dainty and girly feel to your look, especially when you’re wearing a skirt or a dress. Go for a black one if you want something to go with the most of what you have in your closet or go for really cute and colorful ones if you’re looking for one that will make a statement and make you stand out from the crowd.

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  • NUDE MARY JANES – another really chic and grown up way to wear Mary Janes is to wear it in a nude color, preferably in a shade that matches or at least comes close to your skin tone. Mary Jane school shoes are always black and nude shoes are one of the most chic items you can have in your closet so why not combine the two for a truly gorgeous pair that you can wear any time.

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  • WITH MULTIPLE STRAPS – strappy shoes always makes the feet look sexier. You’ll be surprised at how the addition of even just one strap to the usual Mary Janes can do so much. It transforms this classic into a gorgeous, sexy, chic pair that you can wear with a lot of looks. Some Mary Janes even have ankle straps, too.

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  • T-STRAP MARY JANES – if you want to add a twist to the look of regular Mary Janes, you can opt for the T-strap variety instead. T-strap Mary Janes tend to make the feet look slimmer and more narrow so it’s perfect for women who have an issue with foot width.

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