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Shop the ageless, Hollywood-loved style on sale starting at $28.
It’s truly amazing how fast the fashion industry moves. I study trends for a living, and even I get overwhelmed by the surplus of new must-haves styles and fads. So, you have to dig through the chaos to find what really sticks — er, look to me since it’s my job to tell you what’s worth your while. One of those too-good-to-be-missed fashion moments? Mary Jane shoes.
I may have just called it a “moment,” but mark my words, Mary Janes are here to stay. They’re a cross-generational style that looks great on all body types, ages, and preferences. Just look to Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, and Katie Holmes for proof. Can somebody say stunning? But even the front faces of younger generations are on board. Gigi Hadid has given the shoes her stamp of approval, with Gen Z celebs Elle Fanning and Kaia Gerber trailing close behind.
It’s all thanks to the shoes' matchless comfort. The often flat soles mimic indoor slippers, offering a silhouette you can wear with ease. But they’re not just practical — they’re totally chic, too. Their Parisian style is complete with a soft toe box, top strap, and slender build. Best of all, this darling footwear style is up to 50 percent off leading up to Black Friday, so go ahead and shop some of my favorite discounted picks, below.
Jeffrey Campbell Prima Embellished Mary Jane Ballet Flats, $116 (Originally $155); nordstrom.com
Franco Sarto Tinsley Mary Jane Flats
If you only decide to shop one pair of shoes, make it Franco Sarto’s Tinsley Mary Janes flats. Not only have they previously sold out on the brand’s website, but you can snag your own discounted pair on Amazon right now. Franco Sarto’s best-selling Mary Janes include faux patent leather, an adjustable buckle closure, a luxe square toe, and a low, stacked heel. I own a gray and a blue pair that have quickly become staples in my wardrobe. I pair them with jeans, maxi skirts, knit dresses, and more, and thanks to their versatile design, I’ll be able to wear them all year round.
Stuart Weitzman Goldie Ballet Flats
For something a bit more elevated, consider Stuart Weitzman’s Golide Ballet Flats. The preppy style includes a shiny leather upper, soft, square toe, and a flexible elastic strap. What sets these shoes apart are the pearl embellishments that draw passerby’s eyes, instantly taking your ensemble up a notch. The Mary Janes come in four colors, though you can score discounts on the black and gold, perfect for the fast-approaching holiday season.
J.Crew Anya Mary Jane Flats
Speaking of the holiday season, you’re going to want to add J.Crew’s Anya Mary Jane flats to your cart sooner rather than later. The sequin design is festive and lively, making for the perfect shoes, no matter what your Christmas plans include. Even better, these shoes provide two looks in one: flip the sequins over for an all-black style or leave them as is for a silvery, metallic moment. The festive style is complete with a raised heel, squared-off toe box, and delicate buckle strap. But don’t forget to use code SHOPEARLY for an additional 50 percent off the already discounted price.
Continue shopping the timeless trend, below, while all styles are discounted ahead of Black Friday.
Naturalizer Maxwell Mary Jane Flats
Jeffrey Campbell Prima Embellished Mary Jane Ballet Flats
Viapipa Mary Janes Shoes
Dr. Martens Work Polley Mary Janes
Rekayla Mary Jane Flats
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