Mules have gone wild. They are everywhere you look: on street corners, in office buildings, grocery stores, university campuses and parks all across the country. They have completely taken over! Oh, I’m not talking about the four-legged kind, but the flat ones that go on our two feet!

That one shoe trend that is really taking over 2017 is the mule — and in all kinds of fun variations: flats mules, high-heeled mules, low block-heeled (my next shoe post is about the reemergence of the block heel), espadrille mules, you name it *in my Auntie Shirley Caesar voice*. You can get them in a variety of colors and fabrics, and even embroidered. Let your feet speak for you in the  “IT” shoe of the year. For this post, I am specifically featuring the “loafer mule.” 

When Gucci introduced the Princetown slipper back in 2015, it was the most coveted shoe at the time. A perfect and stylish mash-up of preppy loafer meets furry house slipper, the luxury shoe has been called the ultimate mule slide by many leading fashion magazines and fashionistas everywhere. I wasn’t initially a fan of the shoe, but I’ve come to appreciate it as another proven success for Creative Director Alessandro Michele and his estate-sale aesthetic on classic Gucci.

STEAL: SheIn Faux Fur Trimmed Slippers 

SPLURGE: Gucci Lamb Fur Princetown Studded Slippers

Didn’t take long for this trend-setting shoe (with and without the fur) to be totally replicated by other luxury brands and even their fast fashion step cousins. I’ve gathered a few of my faves with various price points so everybody can get in on the trend.

So, let your feet speak for you in the  “IT” shoe of the year. 

Happy Shoe Shopping,

NikkiFree xoxo


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