… aaand as the 90’s continue to be of great inspiration, with them crop tops, high tops, cut-offs, jersey tees, the undercut, and whatnot, I realize one can only milk so much greatness of a situation. Hence the rebirth of a few ugly shits from back in the day: THE MULES.
The mules alongside all the slip ons, and clogs are the best ugliest shoes ever. I love them. But I hate them. Which coming from me, is of no surprise as I can barely make up my mind on coffee with or without milk on a daily basis. If I were to remain very politically correct towards my trendy glam puss persona – I’d pick the hate-mules-team. They’re not too flattering on the legs, they seem to visually cut the feet, and unless they’ve got the pointy toe they look very harsh and masculine. Dated a bit. Well, doh. They’re a 90’s shoe. But then I get all nostalgic and shit and I switch to love-mules-team. How could I not, when Carrie Bradshaw had a pair on at any given time of the day and night and looked fabulous. Dresses, shorts, fur – she loved mules, slip ons and clogs. And she worked them so great it’s impossible not to reminesce on those 90’s and fall in love with them all over again. And yeah, SJP was and is the fashion icon of those times with all the fads and trends, but if you think about the 90’s shoes, mules were everywhere. Buffy had them on. The girls in Clueless. Donna, Brenda or Kelly in Beverly Hills 90210. And you know what… for me, it’s the nostalgia of those times that makes me go back and say I’ll take them again please!, on this 2nd round, and not give a fuck how old that makes me sound. At the end of the day it’s just shoes, and what a pity it’d be not to give in to all the fads and crazies. So the MULES are back in 2014 Spring & Summer and thanks to mostly all designers these shoe styles come in trillions of shapes and forms, so finding a great pair for you will not be hard, as much as you hate them.
What basically happens mules-fashion-wise in 2014 is taking this somewhat hideous style and making it edgy and sophisticated rather than pretty. From flats to sky high heels, stilettos, chunky heels, platforms, spikes, studs, stones, plastic, leather, cut-outs, prints, patters and all the bits you can and can’t imagine – these shoes have it all.
Why the comeback though? Cause apparently all that’s 90’s is cool. Doh. That and, as one designer put it – in a world of slit skirts, and midi lengths (2014 spring and summer) ankle straps would have looked horrible, so the mules had to have a comeback, for their ankle free quality if nothing else.
Wow. Thank God they didn’t think of classic pumps you know. :)) If you’re a classic pumps stiletto kinda girl, you’ll probably experience a slight reticence to mules, yet… they do come in less bulky designs. Basically a classic stiletto sans le back side. ta-daaa. Before doing this post I myself was in the same predicament, but I actually like them. Again. Love the clogs for a more casual, grunge, boho chic style and mood, love the stilettos for that once-90’s-business-woman-sophistication. Love all the styles. All I gotta do is think Sex and the city and BAM! I fly off in this brilliant time machine straight to those 90’s and come back with a tone of style inspo. Mules are actually not that bad. What do you think?