With kitten heels and flip flops enjoying a revival the past few seasons, it was only a matter of time before mumsy mules became the shoe du jour. The trend –which is all about a thin strap (or two) and a heel that is smaller than two inches – has been sweeping our Instagram feeds.
The style is a versatile purchase and will work with most ensembles, whether you are dressing up jeans and a T-shirt or complimenting other retro pieces.
Here are five of our favourite ways to style your mum mules, courtesy of Instagram.
Pernille Teisbaek’s excellent styling makes a case for pairing your mum mules with some fellow retro pieces. The blogger teamed her colourful metallic Edited Official mules with cycling shorts and a power blazer, giving them very ’80s finish.
2. Invest in a pair with square toes
Tap into two trends at once and nab a pair of mum mules with a square toe (undoubtedly one of the biggest fashion hits on Instagram this summer). The small detail gives a modern spin to the shoe and makes them perfect for partying.
3. Opt for bold colours
If you really want to make a statement with the trend, choose bright, bold primary colours a la Pandora Sykes – and wear them on your holidays and beyond.
4. Alternatively, keep it simple
However, if you want to go for something a little more toned down, then opt for timeless black hues and wear them with your all-white ensembles for an even sharper finish.
5. Contrast with oversized tailoring
Contrast the feminine with the masculine by teaming your dainty sandals with some oversized summer tailoring.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK