Mules Are Having A Moment
Spring is fast-approaching, guys! As we near the official bloom of a new season on March 20, it's time to push your fall boots to side and make way for fresh and fun footwear fit for warm weather.
My favorite throwback style that's being revived is the mule, a backless shoe first popularized by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950's. As seen on the spring 2014 runways, designers are breathing new life into the iconic stepper with rad patterns, colors and embellishments, so finding a mule you dig should be a piece of cake. Here are seven styles I'm currently feeling, priced from low to high.
1) Nude Mule ($60): In addition to having an open toe, the mules of 2014 also come in slingback varieties. This version comes in a great nude that goes with just about every outfit in your closet.
2) Platform Mule ($108): These remind me of the insane, B-52 inspired sandals I used to wear in middle school. Perfect for super-short gals, the rubber soles on these mega-mules offer 6.5 inches of serious height.
3) Metallic Heel Mule ($209): These are the most comfortable shoes I own—I wear them everywhere, from the grocery store to the after-party. Bonus: they're currently on sale for half off!
4) Marble Print Mule ($225): Inspired by the marble floors in Italy, these shoes are instant showstoppers. This cool print looks great paired with an easy, breezy slip dress in black, white or grey.
5) Lucite Heel Mule ($440): Rather than go for a classic clear heel, these statement numbers offer a cool, transparent blue. I'd love to see these stomping around a stylish pool party.
6) Bejeweled Heel Mule ($495): More terrific heel options! These dazzling kicks have already been snatched up by tons of bloggers who can't resist the heel's metal studs and high-shine rhinestones.
7) White Glossy Mule ($525): Both minimalist and futuristic, this sleek shoe features incredibly chic glossed leather that pairs well with an equally simplistic dress. They're especially essential if you plan to rock the all-white-everything trend this spring.