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Spring Trend: Mules Rule
Market Trends

Mule mania exploded suddenly and has spread like wildfire. The fashion-savvy all agree: it is “the shoe” of the season.

Vogue Italia traces the trend to when the current “it” fashion models Kendall Jenner, Taylor Hill and Emily Ratajkowski were spotted wearing flat velvet mules.

Offering such comfort and versatility, it is no wonder mules took hold of the collective imagination. They showed up on all the runways – everyone has at least one model to offer fashion addicts.

Top designers have riffed endlessly on mules for this spring: flat, heeled, in python or crocodile leather, beaded, crystal-studded, embroidered, with fringe, fur or feathers.

So what exactly is a mule? The only real requirement is that it leaves the ankle and heel exposed. The toe is usually closed or a peep toe. They might look just like slippers or an ultra elegant shoe.

Fashion blogger Veronica C. Leone, of Jeveronique.com, recently had some advice for how to wear mules on the street: especially with skinny or flare cut jeans, but also with breezy dresses, long day dresses, or shorts. “It’s up to our taste to choose how to wear them, knowing that however we wear them, they won’t be mismatched.”

Get ready: backless is back.