The yeehaw agenda is alive and well, and Margot Robbie's black mules are the latest spin on the Western-inspired footwear trend. The Dreamland star stepped out in New York City on Weds., commencing May with a chic bare-leg look including eye-catching mules by Proenza Schouler. Featuring a sky-high golden heel and a severe square-toed silhouette, the slip-ons were a unique take on how to approach cowboy-mania this spring.
Robbie signed autographs for fans while headed to the Hulu '19 Brunch at Scarpetta, as she breezed out of the Bowery Hotel in a collared white blouse by Ganni, high-waisted leather shorts by Chanel, and the gold-plated mules. The 28-year-old's beauty look was understated, featuring a low pony with simple tendrils on either side, courtesy of hairstylist Bryce Scarlett. Makeup artist Pati Dubroff accented the simple hairstyle with a nearly bare eyelid, smoky bottom eyeliner, and a nude lip.
In line with the gloomy, gray skies in the city, the Australian-born beauty opted out of vibrancy this time around, but thoughtful detailing throughout the look made it anything but drab. Practically floating out the door in the high heels, Robbie put a new spin on the Western trend, inspiring seasonally appropriate footwear options that hint at the aesthetic without looking like you're headed to a hoedown.
With the Western movement making its way into mainstream music, high-end runways, and Instagram mood boards, it's safe to say the fashion forecast will be leaning west for a while longer — but that doesn't have to mean country overload. The trend can go south quickly, but Robbie kept things classic with the blouse and shorts combo, rounding out the look with the unusual footwear style that added a Western-inspired twist.
If you're inspired to take Robbie's lead with shoes for spring, shop The Zoe Report's roundup of airy, modern options that still say "giddy-up."