I take a glance in the mirror, wearing my usual go to “uniform” of fitted black pants, a cozy crème sweater, and my trusty Kate Spade by my side. The final touch to my outfit, the shoes still waiting to be added to the look, but what do I choose? I’m headed out to brunch with my mother at our favorite little place and want to feel classically Parisian chic but also remain comfortable in case some retail therapy comes into play, so I grab my little black Mary Janes to complete my look. I slip the little heels upon my feet, adjust the simple straps and feel my inner French girl come out! The ‘Louise et Cie’ Mary Janes (Old. Similar here) are one of my favorite shoes to wear on days when I want to be classic and comfortable.
Parisian perfection and classically chic, a pair of Mary Janes are a wardrobe staple which never go out of style. Girls are introduced to this lovely little shoe at a young age, styled with adorable little bows and a Barbie, and take it with them to adulthood with Chanel and pearls. A simple design of a rounded toe and a sweet little strap across the top of your foot has been become one of the most iconic looks for women around the world, and for good reason too. Mary Janes are by far one of the most versatile and stylish shoe a girl can ever wear! This timeless piece can be styled with pants to dresses, going with basically anything and keep you looking classy and put together all day long. Another added bonus of the lovely Mary Jane is they can also be worn during any season, in the Winter with a pair of tights and your classic LBD for an enchanting evening at the “Nutcracker” or in the early Summer on a casual stroll through the farmers market with your favorite cropped jeans and a fitted button down. Either way, you will be looking as timeless as a classic French girl!
The next time you are headed out and need a shoe which will keep you comfortable yet elegant, grab your Mary Janes and embrace your inner French style. A trip to the grocery store or a jaunt around the book store will never seem more chic then when you are wearing these little beauties. Are mothers did us right by styling us in such a timeless item, now it’s our turn to thank them by looking our most fabulous and wearing our Mary Janes.