Style Inspo: Mules and Slides

Happy Monday, everyone! Today we’re sharing a little style inspo to help kick off your week. Now, I have to be totally honest: mules/slides were not a trend that I wanted to get behind. This, to me, was just one of those trends that should never have been resurrected and should have just stayed in the past. Unfortunately (for me, anyways) it totally blew up and now you basically can’t go shopping (or peruse Instagram/read a fashion magazine/look outside) without seeing it flaunted everywhere. And it’s like they say: if you can’t avoid it, embrace it.

Heeled mules seriously remind me of my mom in the early 2000s – it was such a look. In my opinion though, they are the hardest to pull off. If you pair them wrong they can easily look really dated. I think that pairing them with modern pieces (like a structured top and trendy distressed denim) or choosing a more modern style (like a clean strappy pair) is the best way to keep your outfit looking fresh and stylish.

I love a good flat and I kind of feel that flat slides are like the new, more stylish version of the flip flop (or the outerwear appropriate slipper). These are the comfy shoes that you can just throw on with any outfit as you’re heading out the door but they have that trendy little oomph that makes an outfit look chic and put together. Whether you pick a solid colour, like black, or a fun print, they’re a little bit more playful than a classic loafer while still giving off that sort of menswear-inspired vibe that’s quite different from a ballerina flat.

As we move in to the warmer summer months it’s time to break out the slide sandals that have been a huge s/s trend in the last couple years. While I don’t know that I will ever embrace the sport slide as a fashion statement (I don’t care if you put cute fluffy feathers/rhinestones/prints on it – it still looks like you’re coming from sport practice), I do find that slide sandals are my favourite way to pull of the trend. Again, it’s like an upgrade from flip flops but just as easy. Go for a leather pair to look really polished and put together or a great espadrille-style pair for when you want something casual and ultra-summery. My personal advice if you want a pair with some height would be to avoid wedges and instead go for a platform to keep your look modern and trendy (it’s also way more comfortable which is always a bonus).

If you want to try out the trend but don’t know where to look, shop my picks below! And a special bonus? They’re all under $100! (1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7.)


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