I had a pair of high heeled, platform leather mules in high school that I was pretty much obsessed with. The day I gave them away -- for, at that point, they were definitely no longer in fashion -- I wondered, slash wished, that the style would eventually come back into fashion, because the bulk and height did wonders for my petite frame (and went with everything from shorts, to skirts, dresses, and cropped pants). Hallelujah, my wish has been granted! Mules are back and better than ever this spring -- sometimes with a platform, sometimes without -- and in lots of bright colors and textures. Both my 17 year old self and the present day me are rejoicing. Are you going to splurge on a pair?
Victoria McGinley is the editor of vmac+cheese, a San Francisco 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 enjoying the San Francisco fog with her husband Joe, and their French bulldog puppy, Lucy.