Mules Are Back, and Nothing Like Your Mom's: 10 to Add to Your Closet Now

Mules: you thought you saw the last of them back in 1994, but like so many other distinctly 90s trends, they are making their way back on to the fashion scene... whether you want them to or not. In case you need a refresher, I'm talking about those slip-on heels and open-back sandals that your mom used to (or maybe still does) wear. Don't worry, things are different this time around. For spring 2014, designers reenvisioned the style as blessedly less clunky and more chic. Here are 10 sleek mules you'll actually be excited to add to your wardrobe.

French Connection 'Randy' Mules

French Connection ‘Randy’ Mule, $139.95, nordstrom.com

Zara Shiny Leather High Heel Mules

Shiny Leather High Heel Mule, $99, zara.com

Nine West Girlface Mules

Nine West Girlface Mules, $69.30, macys.com

Alexander Wang Maria Haircalf Peep Toe Mules

Alexander Wang Maria Haircalf Peep Toe Mules, $318, shopbop.com

Simply Pelle Stam Mules

Simply Pelle Stam Mules, $64.97, onlineshoes.com

10 Crosby Derek Lam Katy Nubuck Clog Sandals

Katy Nubuck Clog Sandal, $350, neimanmarcus.com

Jenni Kayne Pointed Toe Mules

Jenni Kayne Pointed Toe Mule, $438, jennikayne.com

STEVEN by Steve Madden Merciie Mules

Merciie Mules, $109, macys.com

Vince Kasia Mules

Vince Kasia Mules, $395, shopbop.com

L.A.M.B. Sharon Mules

L.A.M.B. Sharon Mules, $275, zappos.com