Meanwhile, back on the runway…

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Pictured: Batsheva, Vaquera, Opening Ceremony

So they’ve been in, and they’ve been out…Well, they’re back again! Mary Jane’s have shown up on the runways of New York Fall Fashion Week 2019. The current incarnation of this classic style is color, color, color…

The name Mary Jane comes from a character in the Buster Brown comic strip from the New York Herald. First appearing in 1902 and drawn by R F Outcault, Mary Janes were the shoes for which all little girls pined. In the 1950s, there were even versions for boys as well.

Over time, many alternative interpretations of the Mary Jane were created and even adults were intrigued. With variations of materials and colors, they have remained a staple in many wardrobes. Worn by the likes of child star Shirley Temple, sixties fashion model Twiggy, and nineties rocker Courtney Love, the popularity of this shoe was bound to return, as it now has.

For the fall 2019 season, you’ll see Mary Jane footwear in a wide variety of bold hues and heel types. Wear them with dresses, trousers, shorts…Dress them up or keep it casual. A single pair of this classic will add interest to any outfit. Stay with Mary Jane and…


Stay groovy…


(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)


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