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How To Wear Our New Favourite Mule Three Ways

How we’re styling the latest top shoe trend.



Once a favourite of school-aged children, the loafer is back in style for 2020, thanks to a drastic revamp. Moccasins, which were originally worn by Native Americans, inspired the classic loafer shoe, which was designed by a Norwegian and traditionally had a flat or low heel. The shoe grew in popularity in 1930s America, when it was renamed the loafer.

In the 1960s, the design was refreshed, this time by Gucci, who added a brass strap detail. Around this time the loafer became increasingly popular among women as well as business professionals. Since then it has also become suited to casual wear.

Remaining a classic design ever since, in 2020 the loafer underwent a drastic revamp. Appearing on the runways of fashion powerhouses Louis Vuitton, Prada and Fendi, the loafer has made a comeback as slip ons and even as mules. Restyled with block heels, chunky soles and mixed textures, there are plenty of trending options to choose from.

Wear your mules on a casual weekend with a pair of jeans, match with a power suit to the office or head out dancing in them. However you wear them, mules are one of the most versatile pieces of footwear, and comfy too! One pair that caught our eye this season is from Asos Design. Half loafer, half mule, this coffee and terracotta pair is elegant, chic and stylish. Here are three different outfits we’ve put together to help you rock this season’s (and possibly this year’s) number one shoe trend.

THE SHOE:

Asos Design Spring mid heeled ‘loafer’ mules in coffee and beige mix

Spring Mid Heeled Loafers in Coffee and Beige Mix ON SALE

aed 133.13 Asos Design
aed166.41 20

LOOK 1: Weekend swag

Match your trending mules with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a blouse for a smart-casual look.

The look:
Joe’s Jeans The Niki Boyfriend Jeans
Erika Cavallini Dean Tie-Sleeve Crepe Blouse
Coccinelle Delta Naplack

The Niki Boyfriend Jeans in Vaquero ON SALE

aed 588.09 Joe’s Jeans
aed784 25

Dean Tie Sleeve Crepe Blouse

aed 1205 Erika Cavallini

Delta Naplack ON SALE

aed 657.94 Coccinelle
aed1,316 50

Spring Mid Heeled Loafers in Coffee and Beige Mix ON SALE

aed 133.13 Asos Design
aed166 20

LOOK 2: Meeting ready

Match your mules with a pretty floral shirt and chic black paper bag trousers.

The look:
Ba&sh Dalas ruffle-collar top
H&M Paper bag trousers – Use codes MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
Kurt Geiger Carvela fan winged tote

Dalas Ruffle Collar Top

aed 1168.23 Ba&Sh

Paper Bag Trousers, Black

aed 149 H&M

Fan Winged Tote ON SALE

aed 185.36 Carvela
aed280 34

Spring Mid Heeled Loafers in Coffee and Beige Mix ON SALE

aed 133.13 Asos Design
aed166 20

LOOK 3: For a dinner date

A ladylike skirt and blouse combo will look fabulous paired with the slightly more masculine mule.

The look:
Auguste Maeve Mimi open-back blouse
Anotah jacquard skirt Use code MK77 for upto 15% off
Osprey London The Mini Clio Italian leather grab

Maeve Mimi Open Back Blouse

aed 555 Auguste

Jacquard Skirt

aed 420 Anotah

The Mini Clio Italian Leather Grab

aed 831.74 Osprey London

Spring Mid Heeled Loafers in Coffee and Beige Mix ON SALE

aed 133.13 Asos Design
aed166 20