Isn't it amazing how much of a difference you can make to a pair of shoes, just by making the strap thicker and the buckle rounder and larger than usual? These black patent ASOS Mary Janes jumped out at me immediately, purely because of the aforementioned details, and I also love the almond toe and narrow stiletto heel. At £30, they're inexpensive, and they're also available in a navy blue patent, which will work well with this season's nautical trend.

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