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Gimme gimme MULES – Trend Alert

Searching for mules on Tumblr reveals what I am sure is only the tiptoe of the foot fetish iceberg, one that you may or may not already know much about, whatever’s your thing. Mules are the kinky heels of choice. They are undeniably sexy with some ensembles, revealing and elongating the pretty ankle, although they can also become super practical with a chunky heel and skinny jean and sweater styling. Do you wear the peep-toe or the point? Stiletto or block heel? I have only included pencil-thin heels in the mule mash up below, because they are the best kind. Imagine them with short dresses in the summer time. They are the perfect poolside pal: slip on like flip-flops with your bikini and kimono = look instantly steamy and dreamy as hell. The block heel mule is great for “every day” but they’re no fun/upsetting to look at.

Giuseppe Zanotti Pink Metallic Mules
Jeffrey Campbell ‘Robert’s’ Suede Mule in Grey
Manolo Blahnik F/W’11 Satin Mules with Brown Fur
Jeffrey Campbell ‘Mira’ Suede Black Mules
Paul Andrew ‘Equator’ Embossed Lizard Mules
TOPSHOP ‘Rapture’ Skinny Mule Sandals
Altuzurra + Gianvito Rossi Leather Point-Toe Mules
Gianvito Rossi Blue Classic Mule

‘How to wear mules’ by Prada
‘How to wear mules’ by A 60’s Goddess

The mule trend often verges beautifully on tacky and reminds me of American bombshells. Let us welcome the mule revival with toes pointed at the ready.

3 Looks I Love + What’s Trending

Adam Lippes
High-low white knit, dusky pink fur shorts, mink satin lace-up heels.

Burberry Prorsum
Cropped leopard-print fur jacket, simple geo-print silk scarf, cropped black skinny trousers, fur and buckle detail handbag, leather peep-toe booties.

Calvin Klein
Tan cropped long-sleeve knit, nude fur tote bag with chain handle, nude suede mini skirt with suede belt.

To conclude, there is fur everywhere at the moment, but I feel that is simply an outcome of a bigger picture. A diverse and eclectic mixing of luxurious fabrics is the trend here. Texture texture texture. Contrasting colours are NOT happening at the minute – we want smaller colour palettes with a wider range of materials. An indulgent trend, yet the limited use of colours balances this with class.