20 May 2024

Hey there, fashionistas! Are you ready to take a stylish step back in time? Get ready to swoon because the Mary Jane shoe and the Ballet Flat are back in the limelight, and they’re here to stay for the winter and well into next summer! From their vintage charm to their modern versatility, these styles are stealing hearts and gracing feet with their timeless appeal. There are so many different ways you can wear them and Melissa, our resident stylist, has been combing the racks in The Plaza to find you some great outfit options to pair with this latest trend.

The Mary Jane Revival

Sleek straps, a dainty buckle, and a classic silhouette. The Mary Jane shoe is a nostalgic nod to yesteryears, yet it effortlessly blends with contemporary fashion. Whether you’re aiming for a sophisticated office ensemble or a laid-back weekend look, the Mary Jane adds a touch of retro flair to any outfit.

Mary Jane: Overland (Merchant)

The Ballet Flat Renaissance

Delicate bows, supple leather, and a sleek silhouette. The ballet flat exudes understated elegance and versatility, making it a wardrobe staple for fashionistas worldwide. Whether you’re running errands or attending a soirĂ©e, these chic shoes elevate any ensemble with their timeless appeal.

Ballet Flat: Overland (Merchant)

Casual Chic

Who says casual can’t be stylish? Dress down your Mary Janes and Ballet Flats with a pair of cargo pants. Complete the look with a relaxed-fit sweater or a tucked-in graphic tee for an effortlessly cool vibe. Add a cropped jacket in winter and accessorize with statement sunglasses and a cute bag to add an extra flair to your laid-back ensemble. Keeping it tonal will bring in another big trend this season.

Shoes: Overland (Merchant)

Clothing: Farmers

Bag: Pagani

Sunglasses: Sunglass Style

Work wear

Elevate your office attire with Mary Janes or Ballet Flats polished charm. Pair them with tailored trousers, a crisp button-down blouse, and a structured blazer for a sophisticated yet chic ensemble. For a more casual workplace, pair with a tailored jogger and a cosy knit for warmth in winter. Opt for a neutral shade like black or navy for a timeless appeal, or add a pop of colour with a bold pair in rich hues like burgundy or emerald green.

Shoes: Overland

Trousers: Farmers

Knit: Glassons

Bag: Pagani

Sunglasses: Sunglass Style

Weekend Brunch

The weekend is the perfect opportunity to experiment with fun and flirty styles. Mary Janes and Ballet Flats with unique textures or vibrant colours can elevate your brunch outfit, making you stand out in the best way possible. This satin navy skirt paired with a cute cashmere sweater is perfect for a relaxed yet polished weekend look. Plus, if you decide to do some shopping or visit a weekend market after brunch, you’ll be comfortable wandering for hours.

Shoes Overland (Merchant)

Skirt and Top: Farmers

Bag: Pagani

Sunglasses: Sunglass Style