Mule Time: Top 7 Open Backed Shoes for Fall

 

Blog-Featured-MulesFall is just around the corner, and today we’re excited to feature one of the biggest fashion trends in footwear we are seeing for the fall 2015 season, Mules! For the past few years, open-toed styles have been a popular trend in booties, heels, and other footwear. But this fall, we’re seeing a focus on the other end of the spectrum and the shoe, the heel. Mules, or shoes with open backs, have quickly moved to the top of our list when it comes to trending shoes for fall.

And while mules will most definitely be a trendy and fashionable choice during the autumn months, they are also super comfortable. There are options available in almost every height, and with both open and closed-toes, making it easy for you to find a pair to match your style. We’ve selected seven of our favorite mules below, but first, here are a few tips on how to style them from ShoeBuy’s Merchandising Manager and style expert, Courtney Barry:

“Mules are the hip, trendy sister of the clog. With the 70’s trending majorly from head to toe, the mule has emerged on the footwear runways. We are all thankful for a Fall footwear trend that is comfortable and can be worn by all! Not only can you wear them all day long, you can also pretty much wear them with anything in your closet – from a casual weekend outfit of sweaters and jeans, to a nighttime look with a denim dress.”

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theti757127_387600_jbAriat Chaparral | Sofft Baize | Woolrich Journalist | Elliott Lucca Vienna Woven Mule | Jessica Simpson Chandra Mule  | Bella Vita Arno | Timberland Swayzey Clog

Have you jumped on the mule bandwagaon yet? Shop our full collection of mules here and then get out and pick some apples, carve some pumpkins, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

5 Cute Yoga Outfits for Fall

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September is National Yoga Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing our favorite yoga styles and trends of the season! With the fall fashion season just around the corner, we combined our favorite athletic looks that will take you through fall stretches and beyond. Shop our top five yoga outfits below, and then head to your next yoga session in comfort and style!

The Classic Look

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 Prana Julia Pant | Prana Dream Catcher Top | Sperry Top Sider Son-R Flex Sport Strap | OmSutra Chakra Rivet Bag | Prana E.C.O. Yoga Mat

By choosing pants with a relaxed fit, like this elastic-waist style with a gusset for extra comfort, you are sure to stay comfy while on the mat. If you keep your bottoms neutral and stick with grays or blacks, try pairing them with a top in a more bold but still soothing color, like this green style with front empire seem and built-in bra. Complete the look with lightweight shoes (for heading to and from class) and your favorite yoga accessories in complimentary colors!

Athletic and Comfortable

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 lucy Studio Flow Wrap Jacket | lucy Crossback Tank | Patagonia Serenity Pants – Long | Ahnu Good Karma | Sherpani Spirit Horizontal Yoga Gym Bag

An athletic look can easily be made stylish and comfortable. Look for a moisture-wicking tank to top keep you cool while you train, and in a fun color or in a design that pops. Longer pants and a cozy wrap sweater will keep you feeling snug and warm on those chilly fall days, while lightweight and flexible shoes like these yoga-inspired ballet flats will pair nicely with your look outside of class. Finally, complete the outfit with a spacious gym bag to keep you organized and to make sure none of your essentials (including your yoga mat) get left behind! We are loving this deep purple option for Fall.

Relaxed Layers

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 lucy Enlightening Wrap | Ojai Clothing Easy Fit Tank | lucy Hatha Capri Legging | Crescent Moon Yoga Exersock | Manduka eKO Lite 4mm Mat | Haiku Bags Sprint Duffle

If you’re wanting to look and feel a bit more relaxed during your next yoga session and avoid super-tight styles, add some layers to your outfit! This loose-fitting tank with a flattering scoop neck and flowy wrap will be work well at the studio and you’ll also be ready for downward dog or brunch in this look, completed with a pair of cozy leggings. And go to class armed with a pair of socks with grip technology to get you to and from your mat but also keep you warm during shavasana.

Earthly Feeling

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 Crescent Moon Yoga Mykonos Tank Top | Ojai Clothing Chopped Capri | Natural Fitness Eco-Smart Yoga Mat  | Crescent Moon Yoga Premium Carryall | Skechers EZ Flex 2 Quipster

If you next yoga session will be held outdoors, choose soothing earth tones throughout your ensemble to get even more in sync with your surroundings! We love the calming contrast of white and browns, like this comfy tank with nature-inspired detailing paired with an eco-friendly yoga mat. To get this look, search for apparel with earthy designs that make you feel at peace!

Bright and Energized

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Ojai Clothing Yoga Wrap | Prana Tandi Top | Prana Soleil Bra Top | Prana Roxanne Capri | Prana Henna E.C.O. Yoga Mat

If you’re naturally bright and energetic or enjoy a more active yoga experience, let your outfit reflect that! We are huge fans of colorful leggings (there are so many great styles to choose from these days!) and this bright, yet calming top. Gear up with a yoga mat in an equally fun color and then pair the entire look with neutral basics like this white bra top and yoga wrap.

Take the Yoga with you!

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Do you love yoga-inspired fashion and the comfort of yoga apparel, but don’t always have time to participate? Take a look at these footwear styles that will give you that “yoga” feeling with you wherever you go! These shoes will keep you comfortable while on the move, and are made from all natural materials.

Ready to head to your next yoga session? Be sure to shop our full collection of yoga apparel, accessories, and shoes!