Details // LEATHER MULES & OTHER STORIES
Details // JADE SLIP ON SHOE ALL SAINTS
Details // STUDDED LEATHER MULES ESPRIT
Details // JACKSON HEEL ALL SAINTS
Details // CROSSOVER MULES VAGABOND via UO
Details // BLOCK HEEL MULES ESPRIT
‘I’ll know it when I see it’. At one time or another everyone has said that while shopping. It’s when you know what you want but you just haven’t found it yet. Recently for me that has been finding the perfect pair of mules. The mule trend has been around for a while now and I’ve been lusting after having some, but the question is – which pair? I’ve window shopped, I’ve looked on Depop/Polyvore and I’ve spent a good long time searching online, yet none have really been ‘the one’. It’s all so familiar whether you’re hunting for the perfect lbd, the right leather jacket or that particular bag. You have certain criteria in your mind of what you want and you’re willing to spend time to find it. Finally, I have narrowed down my options to these ones from some of favourite stores, no surprise there..
‘Does it come in black?’ Obviously my first criteria was that they had to be black. As you guys know I’m wholeheartedly obsessed with anything monochrome. Choosing the right colour for your shoes and knowing that they’ll match with nearly every outfit means that you’ll get great use out of them. And if you’ve spent this long finding the perfect pair then you’d better wear them all the time.
The next important detail was that they had to have a heel, not a killer one, but enough to make me that extra bit taller. I don’t plan on running in these, however I do need to walk comfortably in them so stiletto mules weren’t my first choice. Which left me with low to mid block heels to choose from. Besides what girl, including myself, doesn’t want to give the impression of elongated legs and feel more confident.
What I love about this trend is how comfortable and effortless they look. No hassle of tying up laces or wrapping sandal straps half way up the leg, just slip on shoes that give you a casual ‘I just threw these on’ look. Especially as we’re going into summer these are the perfect footwear choice for laid back style.
My picks range from minimal chic with the mules from & Other Stories to detailed and affordable with the two pairs from Esprit. Then I have two options from All Saints that are edgy with a lower heel and finally a more unique crossover design from Vagabond. As always you can find out more about the products and shop my picks by following the links. Which pair would you choose?