So everyone got the memo. TRAINERS are happening. Your mum’s wearing New Balance round Sainsburys, your lil’ sis is sticking gems on skate shoe mid-soles and you’re on some kray box-ticking rotation of Stan Smiths, Giuseppe Zanotti high tops and Nike LunerElite Sky Hi Wedges.
Okay so far so good. Now let’s throw a fresh SOPHIS spring shoe contender into the mix – the mule.
I’ve always had a thing for mules. And what with me being the personification of impecable taste, my first ‘grown-up’ shoes were pink plastic slip-ons with gaudy Disney Princess packaging and a sparkly floral appliqué.
OKAY so the adult versions aren’t as practical as an Adidas Gazelle on moving escalators BUT they are incredibly versatile.
Go slutty (hawt), sporty (think evening pool slider), modernist or minimal-chic. They work with tailored track pants, ripped jeans or a midi-length. Put simply, the styling options are endless.
Slip into our must-have mule edit now;
1. Graphic grey mules
2. Sexy mules
3. Sparkly mules
£435, Tibi at Net-A-Porter
4. Modern mules
5. Everyday mules
And if you’re worried about (#CRINGE) losing a shoe on the stairs, keep your eyes peeled for a quick-moving prince. This could be your Cinderella moment.