This Fall Shoe Trend Is Back, and It's Even Better Than Before


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Sure, I know you’re thinking But flat mules never went away! (and I agree!). But I also don’t recall getting as excited over as many pairs as I have for the upcoming season. The former trend-turned-basic has been coasting for quite a while now but if like me, you haven’t picked up a new pair in years, F/W 21 might just finally be the time to.

Thanks to countless cool designers including (but not limited to) Wandler, Proenza Schouler, JW Anderson, and more, the shoe style has been elevated to wardrobe must-have for fall, and with the help of brands like ASOS, Zara, and H&M, it’s accessible to everyone, too. In fact, finding 29 Who What Wear–approved pairs was actually quite easy. And on that note, to see and shop all the flat mules I'm loving for the months ahead, simply keep scrolling. 

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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.