How To Wear Mary Janes Like A French Girl

How To Wear Mary Janes Like A French Girl

This season Mary Jane shoes are having a moment and are more classic and on-trend than ever. Mary Janes are stylish, effortlessly chic, and a staple basic shoe style for French women. Today, I share several ways to style and wear Mary Janes like a French girl. You too can have this approachable aesthetic and look timeless, classic, and chic for the season.

What Are Mary Jane Shoes

Mary Jane shoes are known for a closed, rounded toe, low heel, and a single strap across the top of the foot with a buckle or button closure. They are incredibly versatile and can easily be dressed up with trousers or a dress or worn casually with jeans and a blazer.

Mary Janes come in several styles such as the quintessential French ballet flat or a pump version which provides the perfect heel height if you want something more than a flat.

Outfit Inspiration For How To Wear Mary Janes

Below, I am sharing 7 ways to wear Mary Janes like a French girl. My favorite style for the season is the Sézane Soline Babies, which I am styling in each of the photos below. They are incredibly comfortable even with the heel height. I wear my normal shoe size.

Of course, there are so many other style combinations and colors of Mary Janes to pick from this season. If you want something other than basic black go for white, cream, or even a pop of color with Red.

Eyelet Top + Denim + Mary Janes

How to wear and style Mary Janes like a French girl with denim and a white top.

Wear Mary Janes with an eyelet or white poplin top and your favorite denim for a casual yet polished look. Here, I am wearing this Sézane Annabelle Blouse with Levi’s , and these Sézane Solene Babies.


Trench + Button Down + Denim + Mary Janes

How to style Mary Janes like a French girl with a trench coat and denim.

When you want to elevate a basic outfit of a trench coat and button down, add a pair of Mary Janes to keep the look stylish and classic.

I am wearing my favorite Sézane Scott Trench with dark AGOLDE denim (dark denim is a bit more dressy than blue denim), and a structured white button-down from ME+EM.


Black Blazer + Tee + Trousers

Styling Mary Janes like a French Girl with a black blazer and pants.

For more of a dressed-up look go with a black blazer, white tee, and black trousers. The look is dressy yet still feels relaxed yet sophisticated with the Mary Janes.

Here, I am wearing the Sézane Christie jacket with these Banana Republic trousers and an Everlane white t-shirt.


Crop Tweed Jacket + Flare Denim

How To Style and wear Mary Janes like a French girl this spring season to look chic and classic.


Trench Coat + Button Down + Denim

How to style and wear Mary Janes like a French girl with a trench coat, jeans, and white button down.


Stripe Top + Black Trousers + Top Handle Bag


Cashmere Tee + White Denim + Market Tote

How to style and wear Mary Janes like a French Girl with white denim.


Cardigan + Denim + Market Bag

How to wear Mary Janes like a French girl this spring season.


Other Mary Jane Options


Hopefully, this has shown how to wear Mary Janes this season like a French girl to look chic, stylish, and timeless. If you’re looking for other Mary Jane options try these.

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  1. So many beautiful outfit combinations for such classic and elegant shoes! I especially love the way you wore them with the Sezane Annabelle blouse and denim. Do you find the Annabelle top runs TTS? Merci!

    1. Thank You! I am really loving these shoes so much and so happy I ended up getting them. Yes! The Annabelle does run TTS I would say. However, I always size up in Sezane one size because I have broad shoulders.
      Thank you for reading,

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