Zara blue patent Mary Jane heels
These shoes seemed a little bit of of place on the Zara website.
Don’t get me wrong: Zara is one of my top 5 brands, and has been for a long time – my closet is full of their clothes and shoes, but while I can always find something to suit my taste there, there’s no denying that a lot of the merchandise – particularly in the shoe section – tends to skew towards the “trendy” side of style: which, right now means lots of embroidered boots and blocky heels. Nestled amongst all of those on-trend pieces, though, I found this pair of baby blue patent Mary Janes, which are much more prim and proper than they are “cutting edge fashion,” don’t you think?
For me, that very “prim and proper” look is the main reason I don’t actually own any shoes in this style. I have done in the past, but while I love looking at them, the very ladylike feel is one that I worry could look a little bit matronly when worn with the midi skirts and dresses I tend to favour. While they might not quite work for me, however, I do think these are objectively beautiful shoes, and I absolutely love the colour, which makes me think of spring, Easter eggs and all of the good things that come with the new season. These will undoubtedly work well with all of the spring florals and pastels we’ll no doubt be seeing soon, but I think they’ll also work well with an all-black (or, alternatively, all white) outfit, with the pale blue shoes offering a bit of contrast.
I’ve almost talked myself into wanting to buy them here, so I should probably stop now, before I go adding them to my Wish List… OR before I venture away from the shoe section, and start adding some clothes to my shopping basket, while I’m there!