Seasons change at the blink of an eye, but your wardrobe doesn't have to follow suit quite as often. How many times have you splurged on your dream pair of shoes only to watch them collect dust just a few months later? While it's unreasonable to think that you'll be proudly wearing those designer sandals through even the chilliest days (though fashion girls have been known to forgo function for style on many occasions), we all have our go-to fall transitional shoes that take us far when it comes to versatility.
This season, you'll want to extend the shelf life of all the mules on your shoe rack because they're kind of the perfect fall transitional shoes. While we saw mules all over the place this summer, the half-and-half shoe style has proved to have major staying power because it allows you to have one foot in each season. The best way to style them in the in-between moments: with skinny jeans, of course. We know you'll never let go of your skinny jeans, so we found the chicest ways to wear 2017's best shoe with all your favorite pairs of slimming denim.
Keep reading to see how fashion girls put the ultimate fall transitional shoes to the test, and shop our picks of flat and heeled mules.
Style Notes: Mules with a mid to low heel balance nicely with a slightly cropped hem. Add a pop of red with the shoe to keep your winter neutrals feeling fresh.
Style Notes: Flats and skinny jeans have long been a winning pair. Meet your new go-to combination: flat mules and skinny jeans. Bonus points for layering a breezy dress over jeans.
Style Notes: An uneven hem makes this ensemble look ultra cool, and the bows on her shoes add a luxe touch.
Style Notes: Make a monochromatic outfit pop with statement shoes like this contrast-toned pair.
Kitten heels are having a moment.
Cool new footwear brand alert.
Our favorite shoes of the season.
A satin finish feels so fancy.
Bringing new meaning to the term "statement heels."
Meet your new favorite black heels.
Winter cabin vibes, anyone?
Dress it up with a bow.
Denim isn't only just for jeans, you know.
Give us black crocodile finishes, and we'll give you our hearts.
Dare you not to wear these with every outfit ever.
*Sings "Blue Velvet" quietly.*
This shade of burgundy makes us feel all types of autumnal things.
Dress these up with tights and a skirt, or dress them down with jeans and a tee.
An everyday way to wear velvet.
To dress up all your work trousers.
The cutouts make this pair an ideal transitional shoe.
Not just a brogue, and not just a slide.
This shade of purple-blue would look so cute with beige trousers.