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Why We Love It: We can always count on Brazilian footwear designer Alexandre Birman to supply us with expertly crafted shoes in exotic fabrics and shapes. And we’re a sucker for a mule, a shoe style likely to reign supreme come spring, so when we first laid eyes on this backless shoe we instantly started counting down the days to warmer weather. If you thought that the all-white look has taken it’s toll, think again: white everything continues to show up season after season on countless runways, making this splurge all the more justifiable.

How To Wear It: Wear a skirt or dress of longer length to draw the eyes down towards the shoe. The rest of your look should consist of smooth pieces; you want the texture of the python leather to take center stage. Color-wise, while this shoe is destined to play with equally optic whites, be sure to employ it as a neutral, too. Wear it to complete a trusty black-and-white color combo or use it as a grounding element for a bright look. Lastly, keep your silhouette sleek and minimal—it’s a mules motto.

Shop It: $650; bergdorfgoodman.com