We love our heels and sneakers, but Spring Summer 16’s hottest shoe trend is probably one of the best yet. Yes, we are talking about mules.
Dressier than flat sandals but not as formal as a heeled pump, the mule is the cool girl’s way of acing the smart-casual dress code.
Cult bag label Mansur Gavriel debuted its shoe line for spring with a colourful and minimalist range of suede mules in shades such as bubblegum pink and yellow, while other luxury fashion labels such as Celine, Gucci and Proenza Schouler had more elaborate designs with embroidery and embellishments.
For everyday style inspiration, look to Australian photographer Zanita Whittington and Brit model Alexa Chung, who have paired their mules with patterned jumpsuits and A-line skirts.
How to wear them
As the style exposes much of the ankle, that means there is less support around the area.
For more grip when you walk, choose mules with wide straps that cover most of your feet.
Match the style of the mules to your outfit.
Mules with dainty and slim stiletto heels go best with feminine dresses or sleek trousers, while mules with block heels balance out edgier and baggier outfits such as jumpsuits and boyfriend jeans.
BCBGeneration ‘Karena’ Platform Mule, $133.46, Nordstrom
ASOS TALL ORDER Mule Sandal, $70.55
Charles & Keith Kilt Fringe Mules, $63.90
Jessica Simpson ‘Finnie’ Open Toe Platform Mule, $164.97, Nordstrom
ZALORA Slip On Mule, $44.90
Steve Madden, ‘Nolla’ Mule, $166.31, Nordstrom
Daisy Street Western Mule Heeled Shoes, $63.91, ASOS
ZALORA Wedge Mules, $29.90
Text: Alyssa Woo