Mules, previously a rather controversial heel, have in recent seasons they've had a revival. They're leg lengthening, slip-on and transform an outfit from looking high-street to high-end. Look at Rihanna and Gigi, if it's good enough for them, who are we to argue? The best thing about them is that you don't have to spend big bucks, the high-street offer amazing alternatives.
If you want to push the boat out, and go for a more extravagant style, then there's a new wave of embellished mules hitting the catwalk this season. Another plus, is that they go with everything. Mom jeans? Yep. Luxe trousers? Hell yes. Midi-skirt? You guessed it, yes! The list goes on and on. They're the new cool girl shoe, so get on board with this trend and shop the edit below...
Lily Niu: NAY (But not really...)
Aesthetically, there's nothing much one can say against mules. Just to reiterate one of Chloe's points above, mules do in fact possess magic leg lengthening properties some footwear styles just don't have. But even if you're a fan of the style, what aspects should you consider before taking the plunge and investing in a pair?
Firstly, mules strike most as more of a summer shoe. Sure, there are plenty of shearling lined mules with wooden block heels but even if it's a throwback look you're after, aren't you more drawn to shoes that can be worn with various outfits throughout the year? Assuming you're serious about making the right style investments, we've done the hard work for you and lined up versatile designs that flatter legs both bare and covered!
Secondly, keep in mind that mules aren't necessarily the easiest shoe to wear. You may or may not be a high heels maven but whether the actual heel is high or not, you might struggle with keeping them on if you're not careful! Now that there are designs with subtle yet stylish straps and ones that feature an open toe, it's infinitely easier to rock a pair of these otherwise tricky shoes.
Simply look to our edit below to see which mules we recommend!
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