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How to Style Mules for Spring Like a Pro

Plus 31 styles to shop now.
Photo: Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Photo: Maryam Nassir Zadeh

There's no single trend from the past few seasons that has as much staying power as the mule. Think about it: Off-the shoulder tops came and went, ruffles had their moment in the sun and creepers — which see a runway revival every few years — didn't last long this time around. Sure, there are trends that transcend seasons, but none in recent memory are as perennial as the mule. It started with Gucci's classic slip-ons back in 2015, and now we can thank brands like Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Mari Guidicelli, Rafa and LOQ for bringing them into 2018 — and the backless styles are as popular as ever. (The first indicator that it's going to be huge this year? The mule has its own drop-down menu option as a stand-alone subcategory at no fewer than a dozen stores I've browsed lately.)

The spring shoe silhouette is at once stylish and timeless, and it's so pervasive that it's even spawned mini-trends within, like block heels, square toes and patent leather. If you're still not sure how to style mules for spring, just take a cue from the 'gram: You can wear a heeled pair with jeans to instantly dress up your look (see what we mean here, here, here, and here), or pair your favorite style with a midi-length dress or skirt for a modern look (like these ladies did). And if you're truly a risk-taker? Go monochrome like Dylana, Alyssa, and Shelly.

Now that you're prepared, you can shop 31 best mules for the warm weather ahead in the gallery below. 

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