Why mules rule and everything else about them

If you don’t yet own a pair of mules, you better go out and get some! This is one shoe trend to invest in now and wear all season long.

What Are Mules?
Mules: A French word referring to a backless style of shoe, traditionally these have a round, closed toe but more recently have been updated with a peep-toe. Mules can have any heel height (which makes them the perfect shoe for every occasion!)

Where Did They Come From?

In the 18th Century the mule was a popular indoor heel but by the early 20th Century had become associated with the lower classes due to them being so cheap to manufacture. By the early 1950s Marilyn Monroe had transformed the mule into a popular fashion item for all women to wear.

Since then, the mules have been reinvented a number of times. From retro heels, Scandinavian-inspired styles to the popular ‘slide’ styles in the ’90s (thank you Carrie Bradshaw!) They’re back once again for SS17 and we just can’t get enough.

So, What’s New?
Fashion trends from decades-gone-by have brought the mules trend back with a vengeance. Channel the ’90s in velvet or swing back to the ’60s with metallics. We’ve been big fans of the block heel for the past few seasons and mules are the perfect next step (excuse the pun) as they are equally versatile and stylish. Win!

Cross over front straps are also much more present this year which is elongating and super flattering on the legs!

Who’s Wearing Them?

Literally everyone! Mules were all over the SS17 catwalks (which means they are everywhere right now). From Dior’s laid-back flats to Chanel’s pearl heels, designers showed the versatility of mules and the fash-pack have truly embraced them. From work to weekend, denim to designer get-ups, mules are a must-have in every look.

Get the designer off-the-catwalk look with this must-have pair. Rich gold metallics, plush padding on the foot, an asymmetric heel and a crossover strap – these have it all and are only £32.

How Should I Wear Them?
The beauty of the mule is that you can wear them however you fancy – there are NO rules! These beauts are just as easy to throw on with your favourite skinny jeans as they are to pair with a summer dress.