Everyone I Know Is Pleased That This Shoe Trend Is Happening

When Chanel dedicates an entire section on their website to a specific shoe style (in this case, it's Mary Janes), then you know things are about to get serious. I last wrote about MJs back in 2017, when they had been given a decadent overhaul by the likes of Miu Miu and Prada with glitzy buckles and plenty of embellishment. For the next wave you'll find they are an altogether more reserved shoe—plain in colour and finish, often with a lower, dolly-ish heel and, if you're after that Scandi vibe, worn with colourful or white tights.

The Mary Janes of 2019 definitely play into the current naive mood—a perfect addition to the smock dresses, hair clips and sweet colours we've seen over Instagram lately.

Chanel's new iterations are already picking up influencer fans across the globe, with Emili Sindlev leading the way for the Tipex-white versions we've already inked onto our spring shopping lists. But we can see cute options filtering into lower price point stores too. From Charles & Keith to Erdem, here are the very best Mary Janes to shop now.

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Double points for these being in the season's shade of sage.

If you're looking for the most alternative shoe brand's version, this is it.

This offbeat colour will actually go with so many looks.

Whistles have been bringing this popular style out in different versions for some time now.

Just imagine these with raw-edge jeans.

The houndstooth fabric finish makes a cute pair of shoes seem more unusual.

These are a classic amongst dedicated Mary Jane fans.

Just how is one supposed to decide between Dior and Chanel?

Next up, your guide to all of spring's biggest shoe trends.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.