Slingback Mules: Your Summer Shoe Saviour
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Get summer-ready in your new go-to shoes! Mules are a comfortable and stylish way to step into the new season. Which will you fall for?
If the woman&home office could be described as a shoe, we would undoubtedly be these Clarks Turin Black Leather Slingbacks (opens in new tab), £40. Comfortable, stylish and always reliable, so many of us own a pair that it's an almost-daily occurance to see these striding past our desks. And the reason we love them so much? They're the perfect between-season buy, of course!
Whether you go for a summer-ready open toe or try an unusual pointed style, slingback mules provide all the style and sophistication of a high heel, but with more breathing space for your feet on summer days. The slingback provides support - and stops them from slipping off! - whilst the fashion-forward mule style will earn you more than a few approving glances.
Wondering what this versatile style can be worn with? Well, almost everything, of course! For a simple look, pair them with skinny jeans and a T-shirt. Try adding a grungy edge to a stylish midi skirt with a peep toe pair and a T-shirt, or try sophisticated luxe with pinted mules and a stylish cardigan. They'll even add a fashion-forward edge to your everyday office attire - just wear with your everyday skirts or dresses, add a stylish coat and watch how your look transforms instantly.
Perhaps the best thing about this style is the comfort. A low heel, which is often a block style, gives you a boost - without the pain you usually get from a day of wearing high heels! That, coupled with the supportive slingback and peep toe, makes for the perfect wear-anywhere heels. That's why we're such big fans!
Ready to start shopping your new season look? Click through for our favourite slingback mule styles from the high street now, then get even more inspiration and ideas from our spring/summer 2015 issue of fashion, available here.
Bonprix Pointed Mules, £24.99
Bring more than a touch of sophistication to any outfit, with the help of these Bonprix pointed mules. The unusual pointed toe means they'll instantly make an outfit look work-ready, and you can choose from a range of colours to co-ordinate with just about anything. Elasticated sides mean you won't be restricted if your feet are wide - and they're guaranteed not to fall off!
Topshop Weekday Espadrille Wedges, £52
Wedges are always winners in our eyes! The most comfortable way to add height and a 'dressed-up' feel, these espadrille wedges from Topshop (opens in new tab) are summer shoes with a cool edge. The buckle means you can adjust then to your ankle, giving you the perfect amount of support. Wear these with everything from jeans to dresses, and watch those heads turn!
Tamaris Peep Toe Sandals, £60
A low block heel can be a saviour for those that just can't last the night in stilletos. The flattering shape of these sandals from lookagain.co.uk means they'll sit lower on your foot - perfect for those who are uncomfortable wearing shoes that accentuate the ankles. A stylish grey shade makes them perfect for the office or drinks. Just pair with colour-pop toe polish and you're good to go!
Embrace the monochrome trend in these H&M sandals (opens in new tab). Whether you dress up an adrogynous tux, add a cool edge to a midi dress or simply show them off in jeans, the unique style is bound to get you noticed. In white imitiation leather and with a marble-style heel, they give you a designer edge in an instant - all for under £30!
Abigail Malbon is a journalist who has written for the likes of CN Traveller, Evening Standard, Red and Cosmopolitan. She likes pina coladas and exploring new places.
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