the mule

The mule (flat, heeled or stacked) is my favorite shoe of the moment. I always find heels to be too much of a commitment ― whereas the mule is a chic, comfortable and always reliable alternative, and offers good day-to-night wearability, too. 

Lately, I've been obsessed with Manolo Blahnik all over again, more specifically the late 90s era. I'm thrilled the kitten heel mule is making a comeback because for someone who leans more on the androgynous side, they are the perfect complement to high-waisted 501s or cropped wide-leg trousers. As previously mentioned in my last post, try adding a slimming bodysuit and a ladylike bag with a pair of mules — your look will instantly take you from the office to a late night out. See below for my favorite FW16 mule offerings. 

— BK

Prada velvet bow mules

Alberta Ferretti embellished mules | Manolo Blahnik 'Okkatomu' mules

H&M satin mules |  Stella McCartney croc-embossed mules

Manolo Blahnik 'Ruby' suede mules