A great thing about fashion is how much fun a returning trend can be. One of the fun returning footwear trends for the fall 2016 season is the return of the Mary Jane shoe. Mary Jane shoes are well known and easily identifiable as having a rounded, broad toe box, low heel and a strap that fastens across the top of the foot with either a button or a buckle. Many of us have had at least one pair of Mary Janes as we were growing up. It is an old fashioned shoe that has shown up for a lot of years and now Mary Jane shoes are making a comeback. Here are 15 pairs of fun fall 2016 Mary Jane shoes for any budget, from designer shoes to more affordable options (the Mary Janes in the featured image are from Valentino and are available at MyTheresa.com and Net-a-Porter).
1. GUCCI Embellished Mary Jane Pumps
Gucci’s embellished, brightly colored leather Mary Jane pumps feature an outside buckle closure and strategically placed faux pearls, one over the toes and the others around the 1-inch block heel. The scalloped edges add another touch to the overall interesting aesthetic. Both the rear facing pearl on the heel and the center resting pearl over the toes are also adorned with the signature Gucci GG logo. Purchase yours here at Net-A-Porter!
2. Marni Mary Jane Pumps
The signature pointed almond toe that Mary Janes are known to have is here, as well as the center strap (with a twist) work well with the 3.1-inch-high block heel. These white Mary Jane shoes for fall 2016 by Marni offer a slightly updated take on the classic Mary Jane for an adult. You can get yours at Moda Operandi.
3. Rebecca Minkoff Brooke Mary Jane Pumps
These nude colored Mary Jane pumps by Rebecca Minkoff are updated Mary Jane shoes that still have all the classic features of the original shoe. These shoes are patent leather with buckle closures, an almond toe and a covered block heel that is 2.25 inches high. You can buy yours at Shopbop.
4. Miu Miu Crystal-Strap Mary Jane Pumps
Miu Miu typically has a gift for embellishment, and this triple strapped, jewel-embellished set of patent leather Mary Janes has all the expected features of this signature shoe. From the almond shaped toe box to the patent leather covered heel, this shoe is a sparkling take on a classic. These fall 2016 Mary Jane shoes come in black and nude patent leather and are available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
5. Lanvin Patent Leather Mary Jane Shoes
These Italian made powder pink colored patent leather pumps are a great Mary Jane shoe with a wide ankle strap and double buckle closure. The rounded block heel is 1.5 inches high. You can get your Lanvin patent leather Mary Janes at FWRD.com.
6. Double-Strap Mary Jane Shoes
These fall 2016 Mary Jane shoes feature faux patent leather and a set of mini ankle straps with tiny buckles. The block heel is considered to be mid height and the rounded toe is comfortable. You can get yours at ASOS.
7. Christian Louboutin Dolly Birdy 30 Mary Jane Pumps
Louboutins are well known for an iconic classy touch and these Mary Janes are updated without losing their classic looks. The low block heel shows off a leopard print and the iconic Louboutin red sole. The shiny polished burgundy patent leather body of the shoe also has the rounded toe and ankle strap with a circle buckle on the side. Buy yours at Net-A-Porter!
8. MIU MIU Crystal-Embellished Mary Jane Shoes
High shine patent leather and crystal-embellished block-shaped heels give these Mary Janes by Miu Miu a standout appearance. The crystals are different sizes and shapes to reflect the light differently from all angles for a more interesting look. The strap that is typically found across the ankle is in this case right behind the toes and very slim. Get your ruby Miu Miu Mary Janes at Net-A-Porter!
9. Marc Jacobs Lexi Glittered Mary Jane Pumps
These Marc Jacobs Lexi Mary Janes are a light catching wonder with a glittery patent leather that also has a high polished shine. These fall 2016 Mary Janes are a shimmering silver and gold and feature the traditional almond shaped toe box, block heel and ankle strap. The heel measures in at 1.5 inches high and is also wrapped in the silver and gold glitter color known as Diamond. You can purchase your Diamond Lexi Mary Janes at Net-A-Porter.
10. New Look Patent Mary Jane Heeled Shoes
The wide fit is more accommodating for certain feet, and the block heel on these Mary Janes is mid height. The patent leather appearance is soft pink with a round toe and an ankle strap fastening that ends in a pin buckle closure. These Mary Janes can be found at ASOS.
11. Classic Beige Mary Jane Heeled Shoes
These beige and black patent leather Mary Jane heels are a bit different than other shoes on this list. Rather than having the ankle strap, these have a heel strap and open back. These slip-in shoes have a 2.5-inch-tall block heel and cut outs midway along the foot. Get yours at Zalando!
12. Prada Suede Mary Jane Block-Heel Shoes
Prada’s suede Mary Janes come in black or burgundy with a soft feel thanks the suede that covers the entire shoe including the 2.16-inch block heel. The almond-toe box and strap that make up the classic Mary Jane shoe are here. You can get yours at Saks Fifth Avenue.
13. Gianvito Rossi Suede Mary Janes
These suede pumps feature the great silhouette of a Mary Jane, but rather than the cross ankle strap, there is an almost ballet-shoe-like ankle tie. The suede is elegant, covering the entire shoe and the 2-inch block heel. These suede Gianvito Rossi Mary Jane shoes come in red and black and are available at Net-A-Porter.
14. Isabel Marant Étoile Louanne Mary Jane Pumps
Smooth cream-colored leather works beautifully with a wood-effect-covered block heel. The buckle gleams polished gold on the over ankle strap. The Mary Jane silhouette is easily recognizable and the shoe a comfort to wear and a chic sight to see. These fall 2016 Mary Jane shoes are available at Net-A-Porter.
15. Mary Jane Flats
The Mary-Jayne flat is an everyday Mary Jane that comes in sparkling gold leather or soft, rich blue suede. They are the classic shape and silhouette of a Mary Jane along with an adjustable strap for just the right fit. These are great shoes that are available at Free People.
Photos courtesy of The Blonde Salad, Net-a-Porter, ASOS