Nothing reminds me more of classic childhood attire than patent-leather mary janes. The sturdy and stylish shoes have put a skip in many a lil girl's step once she's been decked out in fancy duds. While black and white are Winter and Spring staples, red remains the classy way to go sassy.
Simple: Azale Red-Patent Mary Jane by Primigi ($66) has a patent-leather upper, removable and washable, soft insole and hook-and-loop closure.
Swank: Prada Linea Rossa Toddler's Patent Mary Jane ($175) in red has a patent upper, rubber sole, and Velcro closure.