Trend Watch: The Mule

By  April 17, 2014

mules-1
mules-2

mules-3

They’re baaaack. Okay, so I might be vehemently opposed from certain 90s trends re-appearing, but I think I’m making an exception for mules. The new mule for spring is chunky, edgy and modern — gone are the dainty heels and overly girly stylings of the late 90s. I love how these clunky shoes can juxtapose against more feminine, light elements up top. Plus, mules are ripe for showcasing other recent trends, such as color blocking and using mixed materials in construction. What do you think? Will you be investing in a mule this spring?

SHOP THE POST: 1. Club Monaco Peep Toe Mules, $289 | 2. Jenni Kayne Perforated Mules, $625 |  3. Vince Kasia Mules, $395 | 4. Marais Open Toed Mules, $173 | 5. Rag & Bone Enid Mules, $450 | 6. French Connection Randy Mules, $140 | 7. Zara Pointed Toe Mule, $99.90 | 8. Zara Wide Heel Mule, $99.90 | 9. Alexander Wang Glossed Leather Mules, $525 | 10. Steve Madden Merciie Mules, $76

Victoria McGinley is the editor of vmac+cheese, a New York City based daily lifestyle blog that covers plenty of topics to delight and inspire, including style, design, art, culture, beauty, and original recipes. A native of Austin, TX, she’s blogged since 2008, and in early 2012, launched Vivaleur, a graphic design and blog consulting company. When she’s not blogging or working with clients, you can find her exploring New York with her husband Joe, and their French bulldog, Lucy.