mule styling tips

This Minimalist Shoe Is Perfect for Transitional Weather

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There are few shoe styles that fall into the category of timeless and transitional. These are the wearable pairs that remain at the forefront of your closet and have a shelf life almost a year long. Take the knee boot for example. Without a doubt they are a fashion staple in the fall, a necessity in the winter, and a stylish option for minidresses and shorts come spring. Or similarly, the loafer, which has classic appeal no matter the season. For comfort and ease we cling to these styles, so it comes as no surprise that mules have climbed to the top of that list. They're comfortable, practical, and can make any outfit shine.

The simple shoe, often a sleek sandal or minimalist closed-toe style, can easily be worn in summer and well into fall. With fresh styles arriving almost every season, you've likely already collected a few sets in varying colors and designs. Strappy sandals, wedge soles, or pyramid heels have led the transition from trend to wardrobe essential. So the question arises, are mules trending again? Reach for your favorite pair and speak volumes with these stylish transitional looks.

Floral Midi Dress

A simple open-toe mule in a neutral color is the perfect pair for another timeless classic, the floral midi dress.

Charlee Dress


Little White Dress

A good white dress is a summer staple, but as the season changes, a long-sleeve version is more appropriate. For a voluminous mini like the one above, opt for a minimal-looking mule in the same color and sleek black accessories.

Box Constance 23


Bermuda Shorts

This classy Bermuda shorts look is ideal for nights out or cooler days. The key is sticking to a neutral color palette for a look that is sophisticated and effortless.

Bow Heeled Slide Sandals

Loeffler Randall

A Cozy Sweater & Jeans

Elevate a comfy sweater and jeans with a pair of flat mules. A classic leather loafer style makes a chic and comfortable alternative to sneakers.

Alpaca Blend Knit Sweater

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$119 $60

Becker SML


Leather Mule

Jenni Kayne

Trousers & a Trench

Is there anything more classic than a crisp tee, black trousers, and a clean trench? This look is all about pairing quality basics with the simplicity of a skimpy black mule.

Cotton-blend Tailored Trousers

Esse Studios
$330 $132

Stretch Leather Mules

Bottega Veneta
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