Every season there is always one shoe trend that I am just not quite sure about at first. Enter the mule for Spring/Summer 2014. I’ve long associated this style with my 60+ friends and was quite surprised when I started to notice some of Hollywood’s “it girls” rocking these backless slip-ons. But the mule has been reinvented by designers, featuring modern updates like architectural structure, youthful heels and sexy cutouts. These styles aren’t just for grandma and if you wanna be on the cutting edge of the fashion world, I’d add a pair to your footwear collection right away.

No. 1) Dolce Vita Odea, $169; No. 2) Vince Camuto Jaso mule, $110; No. 3) Topshop Waltz perforated leather open toe mule, $85; No. 4) Pour la Victoire Eva mule, $250; No. 5) Gianvito Rossi python and leather mules, $1,050; No. 6) Tibi Bee Heel, $375; No. 7) Vince Kasia mules, $395; No. 8) Joie Ashland wedge, $325; No. 9) ALDO Acaren, $100; No. 10) Jeffrey Campbell Druid open toe mule, $155; No. 11) Fréda Salvador Shine, $425; No. 12) Club Monaco peep-toe mule, $289; No. 13) Topshop heeled mule, $140.

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