Don’t Mule It Over! 20 Mules to Wear Now

7 months ago

Mules have turned out to be the stealth trend of the season. Here’s a roundup for every budget. -PJ Gach

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The mule is back in a big way! Made popular by Marilyn Monroe in the '50s, the shoe dipped in popularity in the '70s and '80s, then came back in the mid-'90s and was renamed the ‘Slide.’ Possibly because women’s feet slid right out of them. The backless shoe can be very sexy, and if you’re not very coordinated, I’d recommend wearing a low- or no-heel version of the shoe. Just to be on the safe side.

The shoe was first seen on the Fall 2015 runways at Prada and Proenza Schouler. Then they popped up at the Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch, Derek Lam, and Mugler Fall 2016 shows. And they’ve been seen at the Spring/Summer 2016 shows at Michael Kors, Nina Ricci, and The Row.

Yet, even if an item pops up again and again, like the mule, if there’s not enough traction (consumer/influencer interest), the item just becomes a fashion oddity. However, like those five pounds with no identifiable source, the mule is having its moment. They’re everywhere for late summer and fall.

Take a look at the 20 low-and high-heeled versions for every budget that I've rounded up for you.

Low-Heeled Mules

Philip Lim Louie Mules
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Louie mules, $415, Barneys New York

Patti low heeled mules urban outfitters2. Patti low-heeled mules, $59, Urban Outfitters
Jack rogers barcelona3. Jack Rogers Barcelona Capri mules, $188, Jack Rogers
Calvin klein garnett mules
4. Calvin Klein Garnett mules, $69.30, Lord & Taylor

Msgm snakeskin sandal5. MSGM snakeskin effect mules, $347.90, Farfetch
Asos thriller heeled mules6. Asos Thriller heeled mules, $28.31, Asos

 

7. Gucci Princetown floral print mules, $695, Nordstrom
Oscar embroidered flats8. Oscar de la Renta Patrizia embroidered mules in Smoke, $650,Neiman Marcus
Donald-j-pliner-blacknatural-breva-leopard-print-calf-hair-mule-black-product-2-888549182-normal9. Donald J. Pliner Breva calf-hair mules, $89, Neiman Marcus
Jimmy choo10. Jimmy Choo Pana patent leather cork wedge mules, $395, Saks Fifth Avenue

Mules with heels up next!

High-Heeled Mules

A7EIJE snakeskin mule11. Beige snakeskin mules, $200, Shoptiques 
Shein mules12. Red faux leather block heeled mules, $11.08, SheIn
Tory burch mule13. Tory Burch navy studded mules, $315, Yoox
Ann summer mules14. Ann Summer marabou mules, $40.44, Asos
Tb dress peep toe mule15. Colored peep-toe wedge mules, $18.89, TB Dress
Rupert sanderson mules 116. Rupert Sanderson Sweetheart mule sandals, $486, Bloomingdale’s

 Cicihot rose gold mules17. Rose gold faux leather chunky heeled mules, $32.99, Ci Ci Hot
Prada kiltie mule18. Prada Kiltie buckle mules, $825, Nordstrom


Fendi embroidered waves mule19. Fendi Embroidered Waves mules, $1550, Nordstom
Jeffrey campbell fanta mule20. Jeffrey Campbell Fanta studded mules, $175, Nasty Gal

 

 

 

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