Mules are a style of shoe that is backless and has a closed toe which makes them easy to slip on. Consequently, one trend that started last year and is continuing into the spring and summer of 2016 is flat mules.
You can think of a flat mule as a dressier alternative to flip flops or other casual summer shoes. In addition to being easy to put on, flat mules come in a large variety of colors, prints, and fabrics which means you can find a pair for almost any occasion. You can wear them with anything from jeans to dresses depending on the fabric or ornamentation.
Of course women’s mules can come in any height and high heel mules are also popular these days. Mules for women can sometimes be hard to wear because they often come with heavy heels and women who wear mules are prone to feet slipping off the back of the shoe. But the myriad of styles, colors, and fabrics make this style well worth the trouble.
The most appropriate types of clothing to wear with high heeled mules are longer dresses or skirts that hit just below the knee or with cropped pants so that you can show off the shoe without it looking out of place like they would with a short skirt or shorts.
One other detail to keep in mind is that generally the chunkier the heel, the more casual the show so use the mule heel as a gauge for whether or not the shoes are appropriate for your outfit.