gucci-mary-janes.jpgMary Jane shoes come in all shapes, sizes, colours and flavours nowadays, but the really classic black patent MJ is a style that will never cease to be stylish. Here, this shoe from Gucci's autumn/winter 2011 collection shows us why.

These shoes are just so beautifully balanced I imagine they'd be a dream to walk in. The moderate platform at the front stops the seriously high heel from looking excessive or too 'slutty', and the low strap is fastened with a traditional-style button that keeps them looking girlish and cute. A pair to treasure forever...

£400 at Net-a-Porter