Anne Hathaway Just Wore the Chic Shoe Trend That's All Over Zara and M&S

If you'd have asked me at age 8 what my favourite pair of shoes was, I'm pretty sure I would have said a gleaming pair of patent-leather Mary Janes. Thirty years later, that shoe choice would still make perfect sense. As you're well aware, every fashion trend comes back around, and Anne Hathaway is the latest example of the return of this particular one.

While walking through New York over the weekend, Hathaway paired a long coat and cropped jeans with a pair of patent-leather Christian Louboutin loafers. Our editorial team has been buzzing about the return of patent leather pretty much nonstop as of late, and it's worth mentioning that two of the most important It shoes of the season (Miu Miu's Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps and Saint Laurent's Lee Slingback Pumps) are made of patent leather.

Given Anne Hathaway's current status as one of the most stylish women in Hollywood, I think you can trust her taste on this one. With that, scroll on to shop the season's best patent-leather shoes.


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On Anne Hathaway: Christian Louboutin loafers; Hermès bag

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear US. 

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.