You know, of all the returns of early aughts trends, square toe mules are high on my list of favorites. Not all square-toed shoes are created equal, but this dainty and just plain pretty style deserved to have its day again. If you ask me there are countless ways you can style a pair of these heels, but here I chose to stray from your typical heavily feminine styling in the interest of something a bit harder around the edges.
Two of my favorite components of this outfit are the casual, longline blazer and the band tee. I think those are two of the easiest and most on-trend ways to style an outfit, as well as add contrast to the shoes. These days, I may choose to style this outfit with a pair of slightly oversized, distressed Levi's cutoffs over these (still, killer) leather pants, as the weather has predictably gotten hotter in the time since I shot this look (early May). But, that just highlights another thing I dig about a look like this: it's evergreen and adaptable.
What I'm Wearing
similar white blazer here / Guns N Roses band tee / H&M high waist faux leather pants (low in stock, similar here) / Shein asymmetrical strap square toe heels / Old Navy double pocket crossbody
photos: Jose Flores