It’s been over a year since I started obsessing over the flat mule. It took that long for the rest of the industry to catch on, and now there is an abundance of styles to choose from with prices starting at $36 and going up from there. I’m naming this the ultimate transitional shoe to wear while we linger between winter and spring. It’s closed toe and open back allows you to pair it with skinny jeans or long dresses. Visit this post for inspiration on styling flat mule from Vanessa Traina Snow and The Row.
While everyone in the world is talking about high-heeled mules and flat athletic sandals for Spring (references here and here), I am thinking of combining the two styles. Taking the best of both shoes: the elongating pointy toe from the high-heeled mule + the comfort of the athletic sandal = flat mule. More practical than a stiletto heel and more chic than a shower shoe, the pointy toe, flat mule is my shoe of choice for Spring 2014.
I love the laid back elegance of this simple shoe silhouette and how it creates a sense of ease when worn with a long dress, but looks equally sharp with skinny trousers. I haven’t found the exact style I want to invest in for this season’s 5 Piece French Wardrobe, but the style Vanessa Traina is wearing looks ideal. In the meantime, I found this Ann Demeulemeester version, although I would prefer a slingback to the ankle strap. I’m open to suggestions!