We all have this childhood memory when we had an unflattering pair of shoes with a open back and covered toes, and those shoes were our last resort footwear, the ones that we never wanted to incorporate with any ensemble no matter what’s the occasion was.
By: Shreyasi Pathak, Stylist at Vajor
This season’s trend directory is all about the delightful feeling of fashion deja vu. Every other classic trend, back from the 80’s or 90’s is making their fashionable comeback and how! Our beloved statement mules, the preened to perfection footwear, are also the fruit of these fashion and trend cocktails happening around the globe. We all have this childhood memory when we had an unflattering pair of shoes with a open back and covered toes, and those shoes were our last resort footwear, the ones that we never wanted to incorporate with any ensemble no matter what’s the occasion was.
One thing we never knew is that the same pair of shoes could ever have such a drastic fashionable reboot and their new versions would be everything contradictory to what they used to be. Mules shoes have witnessed a very long, controversial and tiring journey, they are now every girl’s wardrobe staple but this shoe trend has faced some real life struggles to be this fashion sensation, that it is now!
The mules are a controversial style loved by some, bemoaned by others. The origins of the word mule lie in Ancient Rome; the contemporary appropriation refers to a shoe that is backless and usually closed-toed. Originally worn within the bedroom, this style of shoe has a storied history which leads this trend to today’s every other renowned ramp around the world. And this style is very much notable on the feet of the great and good of the fashion pack throughout the latest round of fashion weeks.
It’s no secret that mules are one of the most loved shoe trend and according to the trend forecasts, this shoe trend has a very long journey ahead to conquer!
The innovative concept of these shoes laced with utmost comfort was the reason behind the initial pull but with all those magical additions done by every other fashionably acclaimed designer, this shoe trend have glorifies every possible horizon of women dressing. This one accessory has captured the street style zeitgeist like no other trend could have!
The mules is the perfect footwear for seasonal transit! The covered toes save you from the early winter chills without burning your feets with the moody burns of onset summer suns. Mules celebrates strong ascent of every season. The ones covered with rich satin, brocade and velvet are perfect implication for chilly winter. Floral blooms would be a perfect pick for spring- summer season and the ones with muted olive tones with subtle embroidery, pastel shades and with a minimal approach are best suited for autumn/ fall season.
The mules have cemented their sartorial style backed with the sense of flexibility and adaptability that this trend has. For the days when dressing-up seems too much of an effort, you can easily incorporate an effortless pair of studded mules or the ones with a pop of bright color and pom-pom details, it would make a perfect “ stroll-in-the-city” kinda look. Gone are the days when a perfect dress calls for just a pair of pumps, a pair of coordinates mules can do the business just perfect for your flattering evening looks. The mules are the perfect footwear for an instant fashion transformation; this trend got you covered from a perfect lazy girl guide to a perfect dazzling diva transformation. This trend is here to stay and this stay would be most comfortable and aesthetically approved by each and every who’s who of trend tribe. So, you haven’t yet indulged yourself with your perfect pair of mule? This is the time to join the mule bandwagon!