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.

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

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

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

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

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

These summery sandals are best in a bright color palette.

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

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