I’m Over Wearing Boots—These Trending Spring Shoes Are All I’m Interested in Right Now

It's no secret that Mary Janes have been having a moment for a while now. After formally entering the scene a couple of summers ago, the previously "dated" shoe style has quickly become one of the most coveted on the market. Blending a playful and "feminine" edge with a minimal and practical touch, fashion people have been styling these souped-up slippers with baggy jeans, cotton dresses and everything in between.


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Now, after a few seasons, the Mary Jane has had a bit of a makeover. No longer only shoppable in low-heel or flat styles, new-season iterations are reaching new heights, literally. With a chunky platform and tall heel, these trending shoes have a bolder, party-ready edge that we're falling for.


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We've spotted many of our favourite fashion influencers in platform Mary Jane heels, including Camille Charriere and Lucy Williams, and the style's popularity shows no sign of waning. Having featured heavily on the S/S and A/W '24 runways, it's now made its way onto the high street, and the comfortable platform shoe is set for a big summer.


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From Free People's growing selection of platform Mary Janes to Zara's burgundy pair, read on to discover our edit of the best to shop right now.

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.