Sorry, But Wedge Mules Are Officially Back

Well, we felt the need to apologize right off the bat. After all, wedge mules may or may not have been the one shoe trend that we swore years ago to bury away for good. But let's face it—everything in fashion cycles back around at some point, so whether or not you're ready, these shoes are already making a comeback. Unlike the chunky platform mules that reigned in the '90s, though, 2018's new crop of shoes is sleeker and strappier for an all-around fresher take on the retro shoe.

If you're still a bit hesitant, we get it. We like to think of wedge mules as the updated version of the standard mules you already know and love. The PVC sandal versions are quite current, hitting on the season's biggest shoe trend, while the pointed-toe mules are ideal for more polished days. Whatever your style or occasion, don't sleep on this fun summer 2018 shoe trend. Just below, see the outfits that have us sold on the style and shop our favorite picks of the season.


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Opt for the mules in a fun, unexpected color you might not go for when buying more classic shoe styles.


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Clear and PVC sandals are major shoe trends right now. When combined with these retro mules, the style is a cult favorite.


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This look is exactly how we'd wear wedge mules casually.


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Minimalists will lose it over these simple strap wedges from shoe brand LoQ.


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When the Man Repeller herself designs an "ugly" shoe style, we kind of freak out over it.


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These summery sandals are best in a bright color palette.


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For a more polished appeal, try pointed-toe wedge mules.

Speaking of about-to-break trends, see which new jean shape might take our closets a minute to get used to.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.