Mary-Jane not just an Olsen


Vogue has decreed it, Mary-Janes are officially a trend.  Except we don’t really have trends any more, Anna said so. When she spoke to in Paris after the a/w 15/16 shows she explained designers were sticking to their personal vision rather than trying to pre-empt a broader design zeitgeist. “I personally think it’s a wonderful thing,” she said. “It’s much more about expressing yourself. It’s not about length or shape.”

Which explains that along with the Mary-Jane trend, there is also the Biba-esque platform trend, the block-heel trend, the mule trend, the continuing trainer trend … and so on.

So it wasn’t much of a gamble pulling out these old Sigerson Morrison suede Mary-Janes the other day from my shoe archive – anything goes.

I will be bold though and claim that I bought these un-ripped jeans a year ago because I believed the ripped jean trend is having its swansong – in K-Mart.  I don’t know what I will do if the boyfriend jean moves on though, this is my absolute favourite go-to look of all time.  (It’s a rare woman over 30 that can wear a ‘mum’ jean and look ironic, now that is one look where all I want to see is the ‘end’ in ‘trend’).