People can get quite mixed about mules — on one hand, they're kind of fugly, but on the other hand those thick straps and (generally) chunky heels makes them far more comfortable. You can actually wear them all day making them our go-to wedding guest footwear, as they're surprisingly easy to wear.
They're kind of the heeled equivalent of the backless loafer — versatile, very chic, can be worn with socks.
Everyone's all about the Gucci mules, understandably, but there are lots of other options if they're a little out of your budget. Though we like the metallics, a luxe leather or suede finish is more wear-with-everything.
Our fav looks, if you're not finding a pair to go with a specific dress, involve some wide-leg blue jeans (prob grazing the ankle) and a simple block colour shirt, and of course a pair of mules. Socks, optional, but old man ankle pairs are preferable.
We're all about No.21 right now — the bow details, the silk, the colours. We want. For that fun XXL bow look on a budget, we're loving Topshop's Prosecco mules (love the name) for £92. Or H&M's fun tassels get our vote for dressed-up summer holiday evenings.
Here are our best picks right now...