Sweet, quaint Mary Jane has a more sinister twin talking a big game for fall. The latest iteration of the traditionally ladylike silhouette is channeling a witchy, almost bondage feel; with multiple straps that swath stems in matte black leather, edgy buckle hardware and bold heels.
For a downtown feel, expect to see heartier block heels to pound the pavement, as well as chunky lug soles carry over from the workwear trend. The statement-making shoes are the perfect complement to 2015’s influx of ’70s-inspired garb, including creased denim, long lace frocks and military jackets.
On a dressier note, brands like Nina Originals are adding patent pops of periwinkle, beige and black to triple-strap Mary Janes that sit on a mother of pearl-inspired block heel. These will be your “Sunday best.”