The Elegant Flat Shoe Trend Scandi and French Women Are Wearing Instead of Sandals

As a fashion editor, few things pique my interest as much as the whisper of a new shoe trend. So, when I spotted the flats style that’s stealing hearts all around the major European fashion cities, I just had to tell you.

Up there with ballet flats and Mary Janes, flat mules are set to become one of the season’s biggest shoe trends. With a refined silhouette that covers the toes before tapering away to reveal a barefoot, the trending shoe combines the elegance of a ballet flat with the relaxed energy of a slip-on sandal.

Influencer styles black flat mules with jeans and a white strapless top.

Asserting itself as a favorite within fashion people’s wardrobes, this souped-up slipper has become a go-to for elegant spring styling. Whilst it remains too cold to style sandals but too warm to continue wearing boots, this closed-toe shoe is enjoying its time in the sun (when the sun decides to make an appearance, that is). Featuring heavily on the S/S 24 runways, flat mules were seen on the Altuzarra, Carven, and Eudon Choi shows, amongst others. Styled with dresses, skirts, trousers, and shorts, these shows made the case for the blossoming shoe trend. I’ve also noticed flat mules gracing the feet of French and Scandi fashion people, too, meaning it’s only a matter of time before it takes off on British soil.

Influencer styles black flat mules with black trousers.

Having already transcended the runways this spring, the trending shoe style is now available at so many of my favorite high-street and designer brands. From H&M’s event-ready pair to Manolo Blahnik’s supremely chic style, read on to discover the flat mules we’re eyeing right now.