Mules Rule! 10 Magnificent Mule Shoes to Wear This Summer

Mules are magnificent! Not the animal, we’re referring to the shoe style and now that high fashion brands and designers have added their creative touches to revamping this 90s throwback you need to get these shoes on your feet pronto. From high to no heel, here are 10 mules you want to wear this summer.

Black Beauties

If you’re not sure what type or colour of mules to buy our advice is to default to black; this neutral colour is always in season and can be mixed and matched with your wardrobe, whether you’re dressing up for an office event or having a casual weekend dinner with your girls. For budget conscious shoppers try Zara’s all-black, high heel, leather mules or if you want to splurge then add Whistles’ stacked wooden heel to your online shopping cart.

Zara Black Leather Mules, $99.99; Whistles Fee Block Heel Mules, $354.98.

Heavy Metal

Before you step out the door for the weekend to paint the town red with your BFFs é  la Sex & The City make sure your shoes are up for the challenge. Nothing looks more bad-ass and, most importantly, fashionable than metallic mules. For just $50 Call It Spring’s Niederman mules, in silver, has a hypnotic holographic effect and sexy cut-out detail. On the higher end, Chloé©’s block heel mules takes the term “heavy metal” literally by placing a wide metal plaque over the foot and pairing it with a chucky heel. Rock on sister!

Call It Spring Niederman (Silver), $50; Chloé© Block Heel Mules, $1,215.

Powerful Patterns

For ladies who have no fear of pushing their style sensibilities to the limit look for mules designed with powerful patterns. We found two styles which will make you squeal with joy; the first is by British designer Sophia Webster, who created a light blue patent leather beauty with cloud appliqué©s and clear Lucite heel with pink detailing. The second is Aperali’s Memphis multi-colour mules, which pacts a powerful punch with its triangle cut-outs and black and silver print.

Sophia Webster Skye Patent Leather Mules, $590 USD; Aperali Memphis Mules, $950 USD;

Slippery Sneakers

You’ve been wearing high heels all week and now it’s the weekend, time to slip on your favourite pair of ripped jeans and comfy shoes. Mules aren’t solely restricted to high heels but have been reinterpreted for sneaker lovers. ASOS designed a slip-on sneaker mules fashioned from dyed pony hair with black piping that adds an electric pop of bright pink to any ensemble. On the other hand, Italian label Superga keeps it classic with a tennis shoe inspired mules. Composed from white canvas it can be mixed and match with virtually anything you throw on.

ASOS DISCO Leather Mule Plimsolls, $96.81; Superga Mule Sneakers, $60.

Wicked White

Not interested in adding more black shoes to your closet? Then opt for neutral white. White shoes look stunning on the feet and shows off that killer pedicure on your toes. For a sleek and futuristic look, Alexander Wang’s glossed-leather mules have a minimalist design with wide straps that loop around the heels and toes. Channel your inner Lady Gaga and strut around in Nasty Gal’s YRU Dream platform, its sky scraping platforms and jagged-edge soles will raise you to new heights, just don’t wear them if you’ll be within five feet of raw meat or coloured soy milk.

Alexander Wang Glossed Leather Mules, $653 USD; Nasty Gal YRU Dream Platform Mules, $117.77.

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