In the face of fall 2016 breezing by at breakneck speed (wasn't it just the start of the SS16 season?) and with fashion enthusiasts constantly buzzing about the next big thing, let this be the one takeaway you reap: Mules are having a moment. Dispensing with fashion's impression of Whodunnit? (Hint: Signor Michele at Gucci with the fur), we train our eyes on the string of lust-worthy mule incarnations for the season.

Variations springboarding off the staple loafer, slip-on sneaker, and even the classic smoking slipper, are amongst the new footwear arrivals on the multi-label e-tailers. Here, shop seven of fall 2016's best interpretations befitting of formal occassions and office dress code requirements — perfect for kicking your shoe game up a notch.

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1. The embellished evening flat

Sanayi 313 Disco chevron stripe metallic raffia slippers, Lane Crawford

2. The smoking slipper

Stubbs & Wootton rope buckle embroidery velvet slippers, Lane Crawford

3. The slip-on sneaker

Ports 1961 front knot mule, Farfetch

4. The suede boot

3.1 Phillip Lim Louie knotted suede mule, Lane Crawford

 

5. The bedroom slipper

Avec Modération Mongolia faux fur and shearling slides, Net-A-Porter

6. The classic loafer 

Stella McCartney Holzer slip-on loafers, Matches Fashion

7. The menswear-inspired fringed blucher 

Marni fringed leather slip-on loafers, Matches Fashion