The mule has staged a comeback – better than ever! Available in a multitude of styles, patterns and colors, this smart, smart shoe can take you from your corporation to cocktails without ever once compromising style.

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Sam Edelman, $90, Nordstrom (shop.nordstrom.com)

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Coconuts by Matisse, $82, Paisley Boutique (shoppaisley.com)

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Kate Spade, $198, Kate Spade Plaza Frontenac (katespade.com)

Katie is a mom of 3 who loves cooking as much as fashion and secretly wishes she had Matt Sorrell and Sarah Conard's jobs combined. Food photography is what I wish I had a talent (outside of Instagram) for!