Live your fashion dreams in mules
Dating from ancient Rome, the mule has an impressive history: worn by the likes of Marie Antoinette and Marilyn Monroe, and appearing in both eighteenth century artwork and classic Hollywood films alike. With its unique design, the mule also famously caught the eye of Manolo Blahnik, who said: "When you walk in mules, you walk a bit differently. It’s very sexy to me; you have to get your balance.”
This season, it’s reappeared on the catwalks of some of the world’s most iconic designers. But despite this enduring popularity, it’s a style that doesn’t always come naturally. So, if you’ve always dreamt of owning a pair, consider this your style inspiration…
Mules have become a firm favourite at fashion weeks around the world, and you’ll often see them grace the street-style set. As a result, they’ve earnt quite a glamorous reputation that lends itself to dressing up. To channel the look, choose a pair of elegant barely-there mules cast in either black, blush or silver, and couple them with a dress.
We love: this Michael Kors dress and pearlescent bag by Sandro.
Get the look
1927 mini crossbody
Relaxed graphic tee 90s serif white grap
If you’d rather embrace this year’s luxe casual aesthetic, the versatility of the mule still works perfectly. “The sky’s the limit for how mules can be worn: from sexy and chic for lunch in the city to relaxed at home, hosting a garden party,” says Jamal Sinno, style advisor at La Roca Village.
With a slip-on design that brings to mind slippers, a pair of basic mules in an earthy tone makes for the perfect downtime look. Slip on washed denim jeans with a bold logo T-shirt for an easy outfit any day of the week.
We love: Maje’s denim from the ‘First Stone’ collection and this light pink T-shirt by Levi’s®.
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After a wardrobe-wide relaxing this past year, nothing hits the sartorial mark quite like marrying the athleisure trend with block-heeled mules. Forgo the predictable pair of trainers and channel this too-cool-to-care vibe with drawstring track trousers.
We love: this black pair from Diesel paired with this Lacoste jumper and Furla crossbody.