Mules are back and badder than ever with higher heels and more trendy styles to make them work for you. These modern-day clogs are the booties of spring and summer—they go with pretty much anything. The wider heel also gives you way more support than traditional heels, which makes them insanely comfortable to walk in (no more excuses about not getting in enough steps per day!). These eight tips show you how to make mules your new best friend, no matter your style or shape.
1. Black Skinny Jeans
Embrace your inner rocker chick with all black everything: skinny black jeans with a black tank and black thick-heeled mules. Keep the accessories minimal and your hair messy to look like you woke up like this.
Dressing up shorts can be incredibly hard to pull off, but mules are a great way to do it. The platform heel balance out your silhouette while elongating and showcasing your sexy legs. Pick a printed pair of dressy shorts paired with a casual tee and black wedge-like mules to look casual yet put-together.
A slimming jumpsuit paired with nude mules will make you look classy as hell. No matter your shape, you’ll look taller and thinner with this winning combo and it’s so easy to pull off. Keep accessories neutral and minimal for this laidback look.
4. Midi Skirt
A mid-length skirt can be dressed up with a playful pair of mules—think fun, bright colors. The skirt will suddenly go from frumpy to flirty by adding the youthful heels, especially if it’s an A-line shape. If you’re brave, a retro high-waisted skirt with a cropped top will make you look like a vintage pin-up gal to boot.
5. Khakis and Sweater
Win at Sunday brunch with a pair of cuffed khakis and a comfy knit sweater—and chunky mules of course. You’ll look so comfortably chic that your gal pals in yoga pants will drown their envy in bottomless mimosas.
6. Jeans and Blazer
A very casual but still business-friendly look is mules, jeans and a blazer. You’ll be comfortable but still boss-lady enough for a lunch meeting. Keep the blazer and mules simple with muted colors and opt for dark wash jeans.
7. Black Trousers and Tank
The easiest way to make mules work for you is to pair them with slimming black trousers and a sexy tank. This look is perfect for girl’s night, or if you have a more casual office. You can balance the chunky heel with a statement necklace to offset the delicate tank straps, and keep the mules black for a slimming effect.
Be a little daring in a sexy little miniskirt paired with a rocking tee and mules for a fun trip back to the 90s. Keep the mules chunky to perfect this flirty, throwback look.