Is This The Ultimate Cool Girl Shoe?by Candice Chua
I have a theory: mules may be the coolest cool girl shoe in existence. Badass boots, classic pumps and the occasional stiletto are great, but MULES. Oh, you secretly potent and powerful half-shoe, you. Allow me to explain.
You see, the coolest It girls across time and space are often described as being “effortless”. Ease is a large part of their chic. Mules – what with their very nature of just requiring you to slip your feet in and voila – are the easiest shoes in existence that aren’t open-toe slides or thongs. (I have a weird but totally rational thing against thongs, but that’s another story for another time.) Mules are effortless, It girls are effortless. Ergo the mule is the It girl go-to. It’s logic.
Plus, you can’t ever disguise open-toe slides as anything more than casual – come on, your toes are sticking out – but MULES? Anyone who owns a well-made pair, heeled or flat, and any street style picture that features it will say otherwise. Yoyo wears her Gucci shearling loafer mules all the time. I just got mine and I feel like all my shoe problems are now non-existent. With the risk of sounding like a home shopping ad – you need to try it to believe it. From furry to flat to sparkly to statement, shop our favourite mules of the season below.
Gucci Shearling Lined Leather Mules
Mansur Gavriel Suede Mules
Maison Margiela Block Heel Mules
Balenciaga Leather Mules
Sanayi 313 Tassel Velvet Mules
Erdem Jacquard Mules
Prada Suede Mules
No.21 Knotted Satin Mules
Balenciaga Glossed Leather Boots
Gucci Embroidered Jacquard Mules
Attico Patent Leather Mules
Saint Laurent Suede Mules
Attico Embellished Satin Mules
Altuzarra Houndstooth Canvas Mules
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