Can shoes be controversial? Derided by the likes of style icon Carine Roitfeld, and carrying association with courtesans of the Rococo period, it’s no doubt mules have long been a flashpoint for the fashion-minded. So it was with an air of rebellion that houses like Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta sent stampedes of backless beauties down their Spring runways.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been sliding into lady-like mules for several seasons, in classic pointy styles designed by Manolo Blahnik. Whether a kitten or skyscraper heel, this tapered style elongates the leg. These classy kicks pair superbly with a sleek pencil skirt or tailored trouser, and get playful when topped off with bow or bejeweled toe details.
Can’t get enough of a chunky shoe? Heavy heeled styles are up for grabs in bold hues and playful prints. Between the signature “clopping” noise, and the in your face shades and styling, these are shoes sure to turn heads, and look great with a playful party dress.
Don’t forget the flats. Keep it comfy in a street friendly, chic slipper style. These slide on easily when dashing out the door, and keep it comfy without sacrificing style.
Naysayers be damned. In flats or heels, the mule is back with a vengeance and this spring and it’s time for you to slip into a pair!