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How to wear the hottest shoe trend of the season

The backless, closed-toed mules are taking over in a major way for Spring/Summer 2017, and designers from Gucci to Givenchy have all presented styles that come in a variety of shapes, colours and fabrications. Whether they’re flat mules, low block-heel mules, stiletto mules, sneaker mules or espadrille mules, this shoe-of-the-year can easily take you through a range of outfits with ease. We’ve put together a few styling examples to show how you can incorporate mules into your everyday wardrobe, followed by our top style picks for the trendy shoe du jour.

Dress over pants

Dresses over pants are still going strong in 2017. Choose a flowing floral dress for a soft spring/summer vibe and pair it with a pair of jeans and flat mules for an elegant but carefree appeal.

Where to buy: Zimmermann floral shift dress (HK$7,249) / Brunello Cucinelli straight cropped jeans (HK$7,511) / Gucci princetown metallic jacquard slippers (HK$6,200) / Loewe See You Later print clutch (HK$10,154)

Puffy sleeves top and wide leg pants

The stiletto mules with pointed toe will match perfectly with a sophisticated attire. Choose a contemporary shirt with puffy sleeves and pair it with a pair of wide-leg cropped trousers, then redefine the waistline by finishing the look off with a belt.

Where to buy: Johanna Ortiz Santa Rosa off-the-shoulder cotton-blend top (HK$6,125) / Figue Matador pompom cropped silk-twill trousers (HK$3,662) / Oscar de la Renta squared buckle skinny belt (HK$4,302) / Alexander White Issey tassel sling back leather mules (HK$4,850)

One-shoulder top and asymmetric/handkerchief hem

One-shoulder tops and handkerchief hems are both trending right now, so kill two birds with one stone with this floral dress, then slip into a pair of sneaker mules for a casual but put-together attire.

Where to buy: Isabel Marant Ricco floral-print one-shoulder silk dress (HK$8,450) / Nº21 knotted slider trainers (HK$3,542) / Lucy Folk Dough gold-plated choker (HK$3,823)

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These Show pumps from Givenchy are crafted from black patent leather, and feature dense laces with pointed toes to achieve an irresistibly seductive appeal.

HK$7,990 from Mytheresa

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Sculpted with a folded bow strap and open toe, No. 21‘s lustrous canvas mules offer a confident and cool update to any outfit with its mustard-yellow satin and rustic beige details.

HK$3,445 from Matchesfashion

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Stella McCartney

Continuing the label’s eco-friendly spirit with a faux leather construction, this pair of faux leather mules by Stella McCartney features a V-throat shape to create a leg-lengthening effect.

HK$5,040 from Lane Crawford

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Crafted from black suede, these mules from Neous feature chunky heels in eye-catching colour blocking details. The pointed-toe silhouette makes for a striking shape, while an exposed gold-tone ring on each front strap offers a contemporary appeal.

HK$3,625 from Farfetch

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Crafted from patent calfskin and nappa lambskin, these cigarette-heeled V neck mules by Céline feature a contrasting shiny and matte finish for a two-tone look.

HK$7,200 from Céline

How to wear the hottest shoe trend of the season

Cindie Chan

Style Editor

Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.

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