By Christian Allaire
As you step into fall, it’s time to update your shoe wardrobe with one of the biggesttrends of the season: mules. Though the effortless, slip-on-and-go style was one of the hottest shoes for the summer, it can easily be transitioned into the colder months, too.
They key? Look for polished closed-toe mules, which can be worn to the office with ease. Styling open-toe mules with socks is always an option, too. But if you’re headed to a dressier event, opt for the classic mule — a style in satin is especially elegant.
Below you’ll find six different ways to style the mule.
Professional and Polished
A closed-toe mule in black leather can be worn with virtually any outfit. Amp it up at the office with a striped blazer, statement jewelry and colorful bag
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Trendy and Casual
Pink patent is one of the hottest shoe trends happening right now. Give it a more casual spin with denim, a cozy knit and neutral accessories.
Punky and Refined
A suede mule with plastic strap offers an edgier take. Go rock ‘n’ roll with a grungy floral print, a leather jacket and bold metal accessories.
TOPSHOP mule, $280. Self-Portrait dress, Mykita sunglasses, Paco Rabanne bag, A.L.C. jacket, Iosselliani ring, J.W. Anderson necklace.
Romantic and Effortless
A pastel suede mule is inherently chic. Paired with a full skirt, cozy knit and 1970s accessories? The style is foolproof.
MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH mule, $391. J.Crew sweater, Eddie Borgo earrings, Simon Miller bag, Tibi skirt, Tom Ford sunglasses.
Bohemian and Retro
An embroidered mule adds a dash of retro flair. Wear with a ribbed skirt and socks, and a blouse that matches the shoe’s color palette.
MALONE SOULIERS mule, $1,295. No. 21 blouse, Celine sunglasses, Rochas socks, Isabel Marant bracelet, H&M skirt.