The Best Affordable Mules Under $100 That’ll Go With Everything You Own
Just about every designer out there has offered their take on one particularly easy-to-wear shoe, from the major fashion houses to high street brands. And if you're in need of a fresh pair, some of your favorite stores have the best affordable mules so you can get in on the style for under $100.
It's no secret that mules have been a trending shoe for several seasons now, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Fashion girls everywhere have adopted the effortless style for its versatility and comfort, happily trading in their heels for something a little more practical — but no less chic.
The best part about the shoe is how wearable it is. Comfort aside, mules can be worn with pretty much everything, from denim and blazers to dresses or skirts. The style has such a way of providing structure and polish to a look, it can even make a pair of sweatpants look elevated.
And even though mules have been made in every shade and pattern under the sun (like Emma Roberts' unexpected style), there's something to be said for stocking up on a pair or two in solid, neutral shades. That way, you're sure to really get your wear out of your mules, because they'll go with literally everything in your closet.
Case in point, Zara's $39.99 Leather Mules in a black suede. The classic black shoe feels modern with its elongated pointed toe, and looks way more expensive than it is thanks to the leather wrapped round heel – no cheap-looking rubber or plastic in sight. Truth be told, this pair could be worn with whatever suits your mood, but try styling them with a silky dress or midi skirt paired with a cool puffer jacket.
And keep in mind that neutral doesn't equal boring – when considering the endless options, look for mules with an element of interest, like an unexpected silhouette or a luxe texture. These details will not only add a level of style to your ensembles, but they can also make a shoe seem much more high-end.
Add vintage flair to modern or minimalist attire with Massimo Dutti's Black Leather Slingback Court Shoes, currently down from $98.50 to $49.50. The leather bow detail and kitten heel provides an element of femininity, so style these with suiting separates or a boxy shift dress to give the look extra refinement.
Or go for a luxurious effect with a snakeskin embossed pair, like the $68 Embossed Pointed Mule from Oak + Fort. Considering the trend toward snakeskin of late, these mules offer a super-current take. But thanks to the chocolate brown or black color options, they're also ultra wearable and pretty timeless. Really lean into some texture play with these mules – pair with a fuzzy shearling jacket and cropped wool pants in tonal shades for a totally non-boring monochrome look.
No matter your personal style, the great thing about mules is that there's guaranteed a pair that makes sense with your wardrobe. Whether you've already got several styles or you're just jumping into the mule trend, shop some of the best under $100 options below.
The essential black mule, this affordable Zara pair will go with everything in your closet.
Black Leather Slingback Court Shoes
The feminine bow and low heel on these black Massimo Dutti heels gives them a vintage vibe, while the mule silhouette brings them up to speed.
Embossed Pointed Mule
Oak + Fort
Neutral but not boring, these Oak + Fort mules are the ideal match for everything from casual denim to more elegant ensembles.
Heel Leather Mules
White leather mules are a bit unexpected, but not over the top. Wear with dark colors to provide a cool contrast.
Block Heel Mules in Rosette
Gap's sweet mules have a rounded toe and a block heel for a modern and minimal vibe. The suede shoes come in three other colors: navy, beige, and bold red.
Topshop Kilo Pointy Toe Mule
You heard it here first: Snakeskin is still considered neutral. Wear these with black denim and a lace blouse for date night.
H&M's black suede mules are a totally on-trend silhouette, and the higher heel makes them feel a bit dressier than standard flat versions.
The square toe and natural wood block heel on these mules gives them tons of interest, so they're anything but boring. Initially $148, they're now down to $99.95
New Look Stretch Pointed Mule
The kitten heel on this black mule gives it a little extra femininity. Pair with frilly dresses, or use them to soften edgier looks.
Schutz Alanna Point Toe Mules
Originally $180, these nubuck leather kitten heeled mules in a neutral tan shade feature a split upper silhouette for an on-trend minimalist look.
Women's Lan Faux Satin V Throat Backless Mules - A New Day™
These satiny mules from Target can actually be dressed up quite a bit thanks to their luxe-looking sheen. Wear in the evening with an elegant midi dress or elevated pants.
The Gemma Mule in Leather
Madewell's leather shoes are always high quality, so you know this pretty saddle colored pair are built to last. Consider this your essential weekend shoe, no matter what you're wearing.