If you're looking for that perfect pair of shoes to see you through autumn and into the winter party season then look no further than these Snake Effect Mary Janes from Topshop.
Mary-Janes have become a classic in womens footwear, spanning generations with their retro appeal and versatility. While there are cheaper high street versions available, these Red Temptation II Mary-Janes by Melissa are irresistibly kitsch.
Made from the brand’s signature flexible plastic materials, the high shine goes beyond glossy patent leather to create a look that’s ideal for vampish fifties and sixties looks alike. The bombshell red, or alternative black shade are ideal for a shoe with simplistic structure and killer looks. As a cutesy finish, they even smell like bubblegum.
Get them online from Dollydagger in the UK for £75.
T-bar strap shoes are always an easy and effective way to achieve a mid-20th century style, providing that timeless finish to outfits from the twenties to the sixties. For those who find heels hard to bear, Topshop have provided an ideal alternative in these Vinnie Canvas Flats, with all the chic of their heeled sisters.
Made from a cotton canvas, the shoes are comfortable enough for wearing every day and dancing in all night, with a suede toe cap and leather strap too. The peach shade adds some extra retro appeal, providing an unusual take on old fashioned jazz shoes. Practical doesn't always have to compromise on pretty, eh?
They're available from Topshop now for £25.
Mary Jane heels are always a winner whatever your chosen retro style – from forties to sixties looks and beyond there's a choice out there for every look. These Here Comes Truffle Heels from Mod Cloth are a perfect pair for teaming with a variety of vintage inspired looks.
With a classic mid-thickness heel, the almond toe and thick jazz-shoe style Mary Jane strap give the classic basis. Meanwhile a two-tone leather colouring, red trim and kitschy bow detailing give these a fun and flirty vintage appeal, easily paired with anything from 40s evening-wear to sharp sixties looks.
Get them online from Mod Cloth for $54.99.
The easiest way to inject a brave dash of colour into any wardrobe is through the accessories, and killer shoes are a must for any retro look. These Melissa Ashia Mary-Jane Shoes are ideal for a fifties or sixties wardrobe, in a dazzling shade of red.
The shoes are made from thick, durable plastic, ensuring that candy-apple sheen will last uncreased for longer than patent leather. With a simple thin ankle strap and rounded heel, the simplicity and classic shape compliment the loud colour to create a headturning accessory.
Get them online from Dollydagger for £75.