Outfit | What to Wear With Mules This Fall

Wearing: 3.1. Phillip Mules c/o Avenue32Maurie & Eve Trenchcoat (shop similar here and here), Zara Paperbag Pants (find similar here and here), Céline Sunglasses, and a J.W. Anderson Bag

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3.1 Phillip Lim Mules 3.1 Phillip Lim Mules

Do you ever wonder how to wear mules? Well, me too. Mules can be quite tricky to style, since they can make your legs look quite unflattering if paired with certain kinds of bottoms. A couple of weeks back, I styled these gorgeous (and super comfy!) 3.1 Phillip Lim mules with a wrap midi skirt layered over a mesh dress. But guess what? The mules in combination with that wrap skirt with a front opening made my legs look totally weird and disproportionate with the rest of my body.

How good mules look styled with a skirt, pants, dresses, jumpsuits, or culottes, mostly depends on the shape of your leg, the heel, its height,  whether they are stilettos or block heels.

For example, block heeled mules work best with:

  • Cropped Trousers
  • Cropped and skinny jeans
  • Midi Skirts without slits
  • Midi dresses
  • Culottes

Avoid pairing them with:

  • Any kind of skirt with slits
  • Boyfriend Jeans
  • Super baggy trousers or jumpsuits


On the other hand, stiletto heeled mules balance out edgier and baggier outfits such as jumpsuits and boyfriend jeans and gives them a femenine touch. Mules create the illusion of a longer leg due to the lack of ankle straps, but too much exposed skin can look tacky. Mules with dainty heels look awesome with:

  • Midi Skirts with slits
  • Pencil skirts
  • Boyfriend jeans
  • Culottes
  • Cropped Trousers
  • Jumpsuits

Avoid pairing them with:

  • Mini skirts
  • Shorts

How about flat mules, you might ask? Well, flat mules look good with everything. Or at least I can’t think of anything they wouldn’t look good with.

After a process of trial-and-error, I know now how to wear these minimalistic 3.1 Phillip Lim mules this season: With cropped trousers+midi coats, midi skirts, culottes, and skinny jeans.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday. x

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