The backless, closed-toed mules are taking over in a major way for Spring/Summer 2017, and designers from Gucci to Givenchy have all presented styles that come in a variety of shapes, colours and fabrications. Whether they’re flat mules, low block-heel mules, stiletto mules, sneaker mules or espadrille mules, this shoe-of-the-year can easily take you through a range of outfits with ease. We’ve put together a few styling examples to show how you can incorporate mules into your everyday wardrobe, followed by our top style picks for the trendy shoe du jour.
Dress over pants
Dresses over pants are still going strong in 2017. Choose a flowing floral dress for a soft spring/summer vibe and pair it with a pair of jeans and flat mules for an elegant but carefree appeal.
Where to buy: Zimmermann floral shift dress (HK$7,249) / Brunello Cucinelli straight cropped jeans (HK$7,511) / Gucci princetown metallic jacquard slippers (HK$6,200) / Loewe See You Later print clutch (HK$10,154)
Puffy sleeves top and wide leg pants
The stiletto mules with pointed toe will match perfectly with a sophisticated attire. Choose a contemporary shirt with puffy sleeves and pair it with a pair of wide-leg cropped trousers, then redefine the waistline by finishing the look off with a belt.
Where to buy: Johanna Ortiz Santa Rosa off-the-shoulder cotton-blend top (HK$6,125) / Figue Matador pompom cropped silk-twill trousers (HK$3,662) / Oscar de la Renta squared buckle skinny belt (HK$4,302) / Alexander White Issey tassel sling back leather mules (HK$4,850)
One-shoulder top and asymmetric/handkerchief hem
One-shoulder tops and handkerchief hems are both trending right now, so kill two birds with one stone with this floral dress, then slip into a pair of sneaker mules for a casual but put-together attire.