The once trendy square-toed Pilgrim shoe is finally on its way out, and what's taking its place? The classic Mary Jane. And while we love an old-school look, we're also thankful that some of our favorite brands have taken the style in a fun new direction with sparkles, patent leather, and whimsical embellishments that take this look out of the library and onto the streets.
By doing things like changing the single strap to multiples or the skinny stiletto to a block heel, designers are making the entire shoe feel modern and fresh. No need to wear these with a plaid skirt and white blouse. Instead, give yourself extra height the next time you're sporting jeans and a T-shirt by adding a pair of Mary Janes with a cool sock; you'll be ready to go basically anywhere, all while looking cool and put together.
The best thing about these shoes is that they are great for every season—you can wear them in the spring and summer or in the fall and winter with your favorite socks and tights. Have fun with them! The wilder the pair you buy, the better you'll feel about this old silhouette made new.
By Far, Emmanuella Gold, $296, available at Tictail.
Nonetheless, N7 s95 wh, $208, available at W Concept.
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Austen Glitter Mary Jane Pumps, $385, available at Bloomingdale's.
Glamorous, Mary Jane Patent Mid Heeled Shoes, $42.09, available at ASOS.
Prada, Embellished Patent-Leather Pumps, $990, available at Net-A-Porter.
Carel, Kina Patent Mary Jane Heel, $310, available at Opening Ceremony.
Valentino, Mary-Jane Leather Pumps, $525, available at Matchesfashion.
Bamboo, Kinder Pump, $29.95, available at DSW.
Jeffrey Campbell, Bickle, $135, available at Jeffrey Campbell.
Clarks, Chinaberry Pop Mary Jane Pump, $119.95, available at Nordstrom.