Ahhhh, the mule. Never has a shoe ever thrust us into such inner turmoil. On one hand, they’re kinda weird. On the other hand, they’re kinda chic. Chic always beats weird, so consider us fans. Everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Khloe Kardashian has been seen rocking mules in recent months. Consider them ahead of the game. We totally see the allure of this fierce footwear, and as time goes by, more and more fashionistas are jumping on the bandwagon. Don’t let the mule intimidate you. There are plenty of chic moments to be had when sporting these bad boys.

In our humble opinions, the best way to rock a mule is by using it to jazz up basic outfits. Denim has never looked as interesting than when worn with mules to draw the eye. We adore denim-on-denim pairings with a bold mule to break things up. Pair a chambray button-up with distressed skinny jeans and a pair of metallic mules like the above Giuseppe Zanotti’s to put your best foot forward this spring (see what we did there?).

You don’t have to rock denim to let your mules do the talking. A bodycon dress can look just as fierce when paired with the right mule. Try a neutral shade like black, white or tan and incorporate a printed pair like the above Sophia Websters to add an instant dose of cool to the mix. If you’re not quite feeling a dress, use a pair of leather shorts to combine with mules to form an out-of-this-world look that won’t fall short in the compliments department.