It's Monday, and I don't know about you but I'm rocking the Mary Janes in a bid to shake off those weekend excesses and get into a serious start to the working week. Mine don't look quite like these beauties, however, which are from Charles by Charles David, and are full of summer chic:

Mary Jane Monday: Charles David Tundra pump


Available with either red, black or blue stripy inner sole and buckle, the shoes combine laid back nautical style with classic formalwear, making it the perfect choice for a summer wedding or garden party. The high-cut peep toe at the front makes for plenty of 'toe cleavage' which you can use to full advantage with one of the season's wildest nail polish colours, and the heel is a tall and slinky four inches. 

The continued presence of styles like this on the designer shelves is proof that the nautical look is a seasonal trend that's never really going to die - it's always lurking beneath the surface in our summer shoes! But keep it to a bare minimum this season - no oversized anchors, please!