“Excusez moi?” Let me introduce you to the new “it” shoe. The mule! I know even the name doesn’t sound very fancy but it makes a statement without trying too hard.
Mules are effortlessly chic!
For a while we have been rocking the sneakers styling them in unexpected ways like with skirts and dresses. Especially, during our quarantine days, when hosting and joining zoom calls doesn’t require us to dress up in our heels.
Well, now we are slowly venturing out of our homes, dining on patios or hosting outdoor get togethers safely six feet apart, why not elevate our casual look with a fun shoe that is comfortable and stylish.
I love how versatile the mule is. You can easily take it day to night, casual to dressy or vice versa. Lately, I have been wearing my favorite mules (similar here) with my cropped or ankle denim and simple top.
So that takes me to my next point…how you style the mule is key and it also depends on the type of mule. There are so many styles to fit your fancy. Flats, loafers, open toe and heels…
If you have a dressier heeled mule like you see in this image, it’s fun to let the shoe take the main role. This model has a rather simple look so her shoes can show off, giving her a feminine yet edgey look.
I also love the idea of pairing your heeled or loafer style mules (or these) with straight or skinny distressed jeans, add a boxier blouse tucked in or oversize sweater and you have this unexpected classic preppy look.
While jeans are a fun way to style with mules, you can also wear them with skirts and dresses.
So now I have you curious about mule style or maybe you already were thinking about trying it out yourself, the fit is also just as important (if not more) than the style.
When trying on the mule…make sure they fit a little snug (but not too tight) where they would flip off your feet. Mules are made to be comfortable and easy to walk in no matter if they are flat or heeled. If you have a narrow foot (Lord bless you) then look for a narrow option as it will support your toes and the shoe will not slip off.
I have added some of my favorite ones so far within this blog, if you just click on the links it will take you to the source. Here are few more that I am loving and personally can’t wait to add to my closet.
Have fun with this new shoe trend or rather old but new again and maybe just let it take you out your style box a little.
Here is a similar pair I am wearing in this photo…I have had these for probably 5 years but same designer. I wear them with dresses, skirts, bootcut, skinny and cropped jeans. They are a must have if you like this sort of style.