How to Wear Mules

Mules are nothing new, but have been making a huge impact on the fashion scene lately. On top of being extremely versatile and comfortable, mules have that Parisian chic style, making them the perfect shoe for the upcoming warmer months. There are so many varieties of mules from heeled options to flat versions —you’re sure to find a pair that fits your aesthetic and style. Here are some tips on how to style them for any occasion.

Day out

woman wearing a burgundy satin jumpsuit with black leather cutout mules

If you’re going out for brunch with friends, go for a pair of mules with a block heel and coordinate it with an ensemble that is feminine and flowy. You’ll be thankful later when you’re two mimosas in with a stomach full of pancakes. Wear a jumpsuit and cuff the bottoms to put more attention on your mules. Or you can always go for a cotton shirt or crop top paired with a flowy midi-skirt for maximum style and comfort. If you outfit is more on the neutral toned side, you can make up for the lack of flare with a bold mule with intricate patterns or interesting cut outs.

Running errands

distressed boyfriend jeans and nude mules

Who ever said you can’t look presentable while running a few errands? You don’t have to bum it out if there isn’t anything special going on for the day, but you also don’t have to forgo comfort either. Pair your flat mules (or even block heels, they’re still comfortable!) with a plain white t-shirt tucked into some cuffed boyfriend jeans for an effortless, put together look. For an everyday look, your mules should be as simple as your outfit. Stick to tan, black or white toned mules. For added texture, go for a suede or leather pair.

Night out

woman wearing a red cocktail dress and black lace up mules

Mules work just as well for nighttime as they do for the daytime. With the right outfit and accessories, mules can make a great shoe for a night out at the bars dancing or a more intimate date. Start off with a bold high-heeled mule that goes a little off of what a traditional mule looks like. Straps, cutouts and embellishments are all perfect details for a nighttime mule. For a dressier feel, try going with a thinner heel rather than the chunky heel. Pair your statement mules with a pretty cocktail dress that contrasts the color of your shoes for a standout look.


professional woman wearing leather black mules and a grey suit

The classy and elegant silhouette of a mule makes it a fashionable shoe choice for work. Depending on the strictness of your job, you may want to opt for a closed toe mule rather than an open toe. And if your job requires you to be on your feet constantly, you might want to pass on the heels and go for a flat mule or a low heel if you simply can’t live without the additional height. A grey suit paired with black mules makes the perfect professional outfit. If matching suits aren’t your thing, try going for a pastel button up blouse tucked under straight neutral toned slacks.

Mules are one of the most versatile shoes in fashion. Their timeless silhouette paired with the endless color and style combinations they come in make them a viable closet essential for all fashionistas. They have the potential to work for all types of occasions from day to night and even in the professional world. If styled with just the right pieces, these shoes can be your go to footwear for any time of the day.