The Essential Guide to Wearing Heeled Mules

Heeled mules have been strutting the runways and sidewalks for a few years now, and for good reason. They’re an effortless yet stylish way to update your look, as well as being incredibly comfortable to wear. Whether you opt for kitten heel mules, a flat mule or a heeled version, this slip-on shoe has quickly become a fashion mainstay.

But with so many different types of heeled mules out there, it can be difficult to know which ones to buy and ultimately wear. So, we’re here to help! In this essential guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about heeled mules from how to choose the perfect pair for you and how to style them, right down to tips on how to make them comfortable enough for day-to-day wear.

How do you wear a heeled mule?

So, you’ve found the perfect pair of heeled mules but how do you walk in them? Walking gracefully in these chic shoes can seem a bit daunting, but with the right posture and technique, you’ll be a pro in no time. Firstly, it’s important to make sure your heeled mules shoes are sitting correctly. Ensure that your heel is in the back of the shoe and your foot feels secure. The lower your heel is, the easier it should be to walk in them. Next, keep your core engaged as you go from one step to another. By engaging and tightening your abdominal muscles and glutes, this will help maintain balance and improve the stability of each step you take. This simple trick will ensure that you not only walk more gracefully but also prevent any falls along the way! Women’s shoes can often be uncomfortable after wearing them all day but heeled mules are perfect for taking you from day to night without the risk of sore feet when you finally climb into bed. Our Vivienne mules, which have a transparent block heel, provide lots of stability while still giving you height. Perfect for a night out. You’ll be strutting down city streets with ease!

Ghazal vivienne mules with a transparent heel and fluffy strap

Where should your heel sit in mules?

When wearing heeled mules, it’s important to get the fit just right for the best and most comfortable experience. But how do you do that when shopping for heeled mules shoes? Size matters. First and foremost, make sure that you have the right size. Your heel should sit securely at the back of the shoe without slipping out during a stride. You don’t want your foot to slide forward as this can cause discomfort. The shoe should also not be too tight as this can restrict movement and pinch your toes. Some of the best elegant work shoes are heeled mules as they come in lots of shapes and heights. If you’re working all day but want to be comfortable opt for a lower heel height such as kitten heel mules. Our Colette in black or nude will help you look the business in any boardroom providing that chic and sophisticated professional look! Heeled mules can become wardrobe staples with relative ease once you’ve mastered the fit so try (and buy!) lots of different shapes and sizes to see what works for you.

Are heeled mules easy to walk in?

Heeled mules have made a huge comeback, being seen on celebrities and fashion bloggers around the world – probably in part to us being confined to our homes for so long over the past couple of years and wearing no shoes or mainly flats. If you’re not used to heels, or planning to be on your feet all day as you’re attending a garden party or wedding, go for a heel height between 2-4 inches for optimum comfort and a height that’s easy to walk in. Our Ivan collection of heeled mules are some of the best wedding guest shoes as they come in a variety of hues to match your outfit, provide height, but are beautifully comfortable. With so many options to choose from, you can find ones that fits your personal style and wardrobe perfectly!

Woman holding a pair of pink Ivan mules by Ghazal

What are the perfect heeled mules to wear to brunch?

Part of the beauty of heeled mules is that they come in a variety of heel heights. From kitten heels to block heels and everything in between, there’s a heel height for every occasion. When you’re thinking about what shoes to wear to brunch with the girls kitten heel mules are great if you’re looking for a heel that’s not too high and is super easy to walk in. The best part about these shoes is that they provide a subtle lift, making them perfect for everyday wear. Our Colette in orange provide that colour pop to any outfit. A kitten heel usually ranges from 1 to 2 inches, so it won’t make your feet too tired if wearing for several hours. Heeled mules shoes look great when paired with dresses from floral maxis for a relaxed weekend vibe to well fitted denim jeans and tank top with blazer for cooler days.

Ghazal Vivienne mules with a transparent heel decoratively stuck in the book