What can I wear with a wedge Mary Jane to work? Thanks, Helen
I’m not a big fan of Mary Jane Wedges because they look too “school girl” for a 40+ gal. However, I’m not the fashion police. You should wear what makes you happy, and I understand that comfort is often the priority. There’s no denying these shoes are popular.
I recommend that if you are going to wear a Mary Jane, look for one that’s high quality like this one by Ecco. I like it because 1) it’s well made 2) it’s finer looking than many of the clunky masculine looking Mary Jane’s out there and 3) it’s suede which makes it look fairly elegant. This one comes in black or navy.
Here are a few more Mary Jane shoes on the refined side:
Mary Janes look best with Pants
I think Mary Jane’s are best worn with pants. I wouldn’t recommend you wear them with a dress a skirt or capris. They also don’t look great with skinny jeans. the problem is Mary Janes scream junior school and the wide straps across your feet visually shorten your legs which can make you look heavy, especially if you carry weight in your lower half.
Here’s a pair I found that have a little more style and would work better with a dress. This taupe suede Mary Jane is a modern twist on an old fashioned shoe. It also looks more feminine and grown up than your traditional Mary Jane.
Other flat or low heel daytime options besides Mary Janes? …You can’t go wrong with a ballet flat or a classy wedge with no strap. They work with everything.