Trend Alert: Mid-Heel Shoes

 

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Want the height, but not the embarrassment of almost rolling your ankle? On the hierarchy of heels the mid-heel is pretty beginner, it’s an upgrade from flats or a flat with a slight wedge. But in this case these shoes are not for practicing in, they’re for trendiness. It’s a comfort meets fashion shoe, perfect for the office or running around town.

Interested in getting a pair? Check out some ideas down below!

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Top Left: ASOS ($49), Top Right: Zara ($49.90), Bottom Left: Zara ($69.90), Bottom Mid-Left: ASOS ($58), Bottom Mid-Right: Zara ($69.90), Bottom Right: ASOS ($53)

The New “It” Shoe

It may not be the most glamorous shoe, but it’s more versatile than you think. The shoe consists of a mix between a clog and and a flat which is perfect for a day out on the town. When I think about it, this shoe would have been the perfect transition shoe from a flat/kitten heel to a high heel. I could have saved my feet from so much pain if I could’ve had this “training heel” instead of diving headfirst into heels.

What I love about this shoe is that you can wear it with some rolled up jeans or a casual sun dress and still be comfortable. Perhaps the shoe can look a little odd, but that’s what I like about it. I like that this shoe looks different  and that’s the beauty of it.

Down below I have listed, with pictures, the style of mule shoes. I have also added some pictures with outfit ideas and inspiration to give you a kick start in creative your own outfits.

The Flat Mule

If a flat and a mule had a baby it would be the flat mule. A mix between a loafer, flat and mule with an extra “Umf” in the heel.

Outfit Inspiration Below

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The Medium Mule

If you can’t make up your mind on whether you what to go full out on wearing the classic mule or if you want a little bit more comfort with a less steep heel, then the medium mule is the perfect match for you.

Outfit Inspiration Below

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The Classic Mule

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Preferably my favorite of all the mules is the classic mule. My first pair of mules where black leather with a silver buckle on the side. I feel in love with these shoes because that seen them so many times on Pinterest and the Man Repeller website. The first night I wore my mules out I got so many compliments. To me the mule is kind of a more stylish way of wearing a comfortable heel without having to sacrifice looking put together.

Outfit Inspiration Below

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The Modern Mule

 

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Not only do mules come in black, white, suead or leather, but they also can be modernized by adding a funky heel or pattern to them.

The Platform/Wedge Mule

The mule with a modern and comfort twist. Loved by style star Leandra Medine of Man Repeller this boxy shoe is definitely a bold fashion choice.

Outfit Inspiration Below!

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The Thin Heel Mule

If a stiletto and a mule were morphed together it would be the thin heel mule. It’s the best of both worlds in this high heel mule combo.

Outfit Inspiration Below

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Let’s Talk Loafers

A classic shoe that has lasted decades, a staple in anyone’s wardrobe. Both loved my men and women this business shoe can be dressed up and dressed down depending on your preferred look. Lately my style has been changing to a more minimalistic or edgy look and I like the sensibility of a loafer. Whenever I wear loafers I immediately feel more polished and sophisticated. It’s an easy shoe to just slip on and go that practically goes with anything. The loafer is a staple because you never know when you want to look business savvy. The evolution of the loafer has changed drastically over the years from being the “Plain Jane” of shoes to being more fashionable by adding metal details or even adding a steeper heel.

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I’ve recently been noticing that the Gucci loafers have been making comeback. I love the simplicity of the Gucci loafers with their horse bit decal on the front of the shoe. I bought a pair from Target that are quite similar to the Gucci ones and I am in love. I think that they will look great this fall with some black skinny jeans and a structured overcoat.

As always, bijoux from the redhead.

-Greta

Trend Alert! Coming This Fall

One of the most luxurious fabrics is now in trend for the upcoming fall/winter season. From designers to street style velvet shoes are all the rage. With the rich colors it will be the perfect fall and winter accessory. Designers like Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy and Balmain have shown off luscious velvet shoes in their Fall/Winter 2016 shows. I personally love the trend because I love velvet, especially burgundy velvet on shoes. I have also noticed that not only velvet shoes are in trend, but also velvet clothing like dresses, shirts and pants. I don’t know If I am brave enough to wear a velvet dress, but I will definitely wear velvet shoes! I already own a pair of Doc Martens that are in a burgundy/red color from a sale earlier this year. I absolutely love them and can’t wait to wear them this fall. Actually to be honest I already have worn them…in 80 degree weather, perhaps not the best choice, but I thoWant To Get The Look? Check Out Down Below!

ught my outfit was dare I say, On Point.

Slideshow of celebrities and street style with velvet shoes down below!

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Asos Daisy Street Velvet Point Heeled Ankle Boots ($54) in Navy Blue Velvet

 

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Doc Martens Junior Pooch ($52) in Black + Cherry Red

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CARVELA Sublime Heeled Velvet Boots ($45) in Black

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Prada Bicolor Velvet Platform Sandal ($825) in Black/Brown

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Senso Sonia II Velvet Stretch Heeled Ankle Boots ($124) in Graphite

I hope you all are as excited to style velvet shoes as I am! I’m expecting to see this trend take off even more this fall. Remember you only live once…so buy the velvet shoes and feel stylish while doing it.