Welcome to Phililippine Tatler Style Picks, by our Fashion Editor, Monique Madsen. This is a recurring series that brings you the latest in fashion. Here you will find plenty of tips and advice on fashion and style. Go on and give your wardrobe that much needed update!

This is quite the challenge, I personally would never get caught dead wearing footwear that has any resemblance to Crocs, not to assimilate Gucci Princetowns to Crocs (gasp!) – but have you seen the latest Gucci mules with garter slingbacks? Distant cousins.

Here is my advice on how to look effortless, on trend and elegant while wearing mules:

Stay on trend

stripe-mule.jpgGo big or go home. A safe formula for following trends is to go all out, trend on trend. Brave enough to do mules? Pair it with a deconstructed shirt, tasseled earrings and culotte pants. Step out and turn every corner into your own runway.

Easy going 

gold-print.jpgBy “nature”, mules are made for casual/daytime wear, so lounge around in loose-fitting clothes and let your mules be your hot accessory for the day. Easy does it.

Ultra Femme

denim.jpgDo the unexpected and wear mules with an ultrafeminine curve-hugging dress. Find one with a bit of height for a night out. It will complement the dress well. 

Crop it up

black-.jpgCropped pants, always. No matter the cut or fold, it’d be pointless and unjust to wear mules when your ankles are not on full display

Shift dress

silver-mule.jpgShift dresses work well with mules. A shift dress is a cross between daytime and evening wear and so are mules – but with stacked heels of course! The two can work together as the perfect playful outfit on a spontaneous dinner date, for example.

 Photos courtesy of Bloomingdales.com

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