nude-mary-janes.jpgThese utterly neutral Mary Jane shoes may at first glance appear a little dull, but let's not forget that Kate Middleton swears by her nude patent heels, and a pair that's both classy and easy to wear can be invaluable.

This style are friendly on the wallet too, as they're new from Debenhams' collection. They strike us as being a great transitional shoe, ideal for summer days or early autumn dressing when tights and stockings start making a more regular appearance in your outfits.

I'd like to see these worn with an elegant pencil skirt, or perhaps with a pair of short socks for a daring flirty look.

£32 at Debenhams