What do chokers, overalls and platform sneakers have in common? They’re all '90s trends that have made a comeback. The runways are full of nostalgia these days, with references to the decade of grunge and the Spice Girls in a big way. Lately, mules have been a fashion editor obsession, popping up at labels like Celine, Tibi, 3.1 Philip Lim and Alexander Wang. With unexpected shapes and funky textures, this trend has seen a major update. Here are 5 pairs you can actually wear and some ways to rock the trend the modern way.
1. Classic black
These black suede mules from H&M ($69.95) are super versatile. They would look fabulous with a mini and a long sleeved top, or you could toughen them up with a leather jacket or pants.
2. Color blocking
The mix of beige and black leather gives these Kenneth Cole mules ($79) a fun twist. They would be perfect for class with skinny jeans and a button up shirt or loose sweater.
3. Minimalist white
These HeartSoul mules ($49.99) have an ultra-modern feel, with white leather and diagonal tops. Add a pencil skirt and a slouchy top for a classy vibe.
4. Fall-ready neutral
This pointed toe version from Rampage ($24.50) is an elegant take on the classic. Pair them with cuffed boyfriend jeans and a blazer for a look that’s comfortable and casual but still put together.
5. Chunky wedge
The platforms of these Chinese Laundry mules ($69.95) kick them up a notch, but the wedges keep them easy to walk in. Try them with a midi skirt and tank, and layer on a chunky knit cardigan to keep you warm.
What's your take on this '90s trend, collegiettes? Will you be wearing mules around campus?