Approved by the world’s street style stars, mules are the shoe to be seen in this season.
It’s not only the longer, sunnier days we love most about spring, it’s the new clothes that come with it. They’re guaranteed to put a spring in your step (ahem), and with the s/s 2019 collections already hitting the virtual and real life rails, it’s time to shop the best bits.
While we’re not packing away our ankle boots and coats just yet, we are looking for simple ways to switch up our wardrobes. And luckily, there was plenty of inspiration to be found at fashion month, both at the shows and on the streets. We’re talking snake print, suits in every colour of the rainbow, and – perhaps most notably – mules.
Brands such as Kalda and Midnight 00 are proving a firm favourite with their classic backless versions, while By Far and Rejina Pyo have returned to an open-toe sandal style that Carrie Bradshaw would be proud of. At the shows, we also spotted iterations by high street favourites – including Zara and Mango – on the feet of some of the world’s most stylish women.
When it comes to picking a pair of mules (or two) that suits you this season, all you have to remember is that anything goes. Whatever heel height, colour or print you prefer, the decision is yours. But with hundreds of options out there, we’ve made choosing easier by curating an edit of our favourite styles in the shops right now.
Trust us: mules are the easy-to-wear shoe for s/s 2019.
Topshop graze Western mules
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest stories from the Stylist fashion team, you’ll have seen we named snake as one of the key prints to style this season. Case in point: Topshop’s Western beauties.
By Far Virgo cutout suede mules
We can always rely on By Far to create accessories that sell out at record speed. Be prepared to see these skinny slip-on sandals at every occasion going forward – from brunches to weddings, they’ll do it all.
£290, By Far at Net-a-Porter
Yuul Yie lowell leather mules
There’s something about sorbet shades that get us so excited for spring. Lilac looks so great teamed with other pastels like mint and yellow, but it also looks just as good with jeans and a white T-shirt.
£280, Yuul Yie at Moda Operandi
Zara geometric heel leather mules
Directional heels are also a winner this season, so if you get these mules you’ll basically be ticking off two trends in one full swoop. Cheers, Zara.
Rejina Pyo Lottie 50 green suede mules
We love a brand that creeps onto our Insta feeds and subsequently makes us want to shop, immediately. This is the power Rejina Pyo has had over fashion week, and it’s her bow mules that are getting our full attention.
£375, Rejina Pyo at Harvey Nichols
Mango buckle leather shoes
Belted dresses, tops, trousers and now shoes: anything with a buckle gets a firm thumbs up for making everything looks 10 times more expensive than it is. Just look at these yellow Mango mules – swoon.
Kalda beige cyland 70 snake-effect leather mules
Style is all in the details – hence why we’re obsessed with these wow shoes. Team with a midi skirt to show them off. Note: be prepared to get everyone asking you where you got them.
£290, Kalda at Browns
River Island black zebra print mule sandals
These remind us of something we may have tried on from our mother’s wardrobe in the Nineties, but in a great way. Zebra is another print making its way into our own wardrobes recently and we’ll add to our collection with this perfect pair.
£50, River Island
Cult Gaia alia color-block leather mules
Just like the Cult Gaia ‘It’ bags, these shoes are going to inevitably sell out just as fast. We needn’t tell you why when they look this dreamy.
£295, Cult Gaia at Net-a-Porter
Prada 65 metallic leather mules
Brights have been having a serious moment with the return of neon, and if you’re dubious about the sometimes tricky trend then a shoe is an easy way to give it a go. Said shoe being by Prada obviously helps.
£490, Prada at Net-a-Porter
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