With fall fashion on the rise backless loafers, or mules, may be your best bet. They’ve been worn recently by celebrities such as Emma Roberts and Olivia Palermo as well as fashion insiders.
The shoe style can literally be worn with almost anything (jeans! dresses! sweaters!) and can easily be slipped on or off. While the style comes with or without heels, the flat version is comfortable enough to wear on less formal occasions, but the look is decidedly chicer than a pair of dated ballet flats. The open back provides a cooling sensation, while the preppy style is on point with what’s coming up in fall fashion.
If there’s one shoe style that will see you through from Monday through to Sunday, it’s backless loafers. The best way to wear them on weekends is with ankle-grazing denim or simple dresses. Our only style rule is don’t wear with tights—too likely to fly off your feet and also look a bit strange on your heels. Scroll down to see our edit; these styles are worth a touch of frostbite.