March 12th, 2019
On My Radar

Totême: The Square Toe Mule

The Swedish couple Elin Kling and her husband Karl Lindman, the founders and designers behind the brand Totême, have opened their first store — in Stockholm, naturally, and Vogue has the scoop. They’ve, also, added shoes to the line. Based on Ms. Kling’s minimal and classics-driven style sensibility, I look to Totême for clues as to “what’s next”. Square-toe mules must be next up in the fashion queue and they look fantastic — especially with jeans.


What's New


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • I have been following and buying Toteme since they launched. I am so loving those shoes.I am traveling to Stockholm soon and plan on visiting their new store and hopefully picking up these shoes.

    YasminMarch 12th, 2019  9:38 AM

  • It seems ages since square toe shoes were a trend.

    I have a pair of of dress low heel, square toe shoes with a buckle on the front, and a pair of square toe loafers that I love and have been waiting to wear again. Glad to hear!

    AprilMarch 12th, 2019  10:10 AM

  • I noticed that Everlane has a square toe flat

    KathleenMarch 12th, 2019  10:12 AM

  • Even Everlane has a sqaure-toe flat.

    Melanie SteinemannMarch 12th, 2019  10:17 AM

  • I love these shoes. I can’t find them online. Are they not available yet? Do I need to go to Stockholm? 🙂

    MaggieMarch 12th, 2019  3:29 PM

  • I stopped promoting Everlane on kic because I would always get a slew of comments saying the products are crap.

    PrestonMarch 12th, 2019  4:27 PM

  • These shoes are so elegant,fresh and the heel height marvellously workable. I’m an instant fan!

    RuthMarch 12th, 2019  4:55 PM

  • Chic

    MarcyMarch 12th, 2019  7:19 PM

  • Some of Everlane’s products are not good at all, but many of them are just fine. Not of the same quality as Chanel, Prada or Bottega Veneta, of course, but not bad at a price point most can afford. Not everyone who reads your blog can spend what the designer brands charge…which is not to say we don’t enjoy reading about those items.

    bisbeeMarch 13th, 2019  7:35 AM

  • I’m a huge fan of reasonably priced basics (cotton turtlenecks from LL Bean, Uniqlo tees, non-designer sneakers, J. Crew men’s sweaters, Levis, etc.). However, when I get a lot of comments questioning a line’s quality, I stop promoting it. I’m grateful for readers’ reviews of these products — saves me many returns. If Everlane has upped their game and quality, I’ll be happy to go there!

    PrestonMarch 13th, 2019  8:00 AM

  • Saint Laurent has square toe sandals.

    MoiraMarch 14th, 2019  8:12 AM

  • I bought a few Everlane cashmere sweaters this winter…not the thin ones for $100, but the heavier waffle-knits. They are not designer, to be sure, but the quality is very nice. Much better than J Crew’s cashmere has been lately!

    bisbeeMarch 14th, 2019  8:16 AM

  • Everlane cashmere has improved. I bought one several years ago and found the quality lacking – itchy and pilled easy. The waffle knit crew and ribbed neck V won me back this year. Soft, stylish and well priced. The Day Boot is pretty good, too.

    MariaMarch 14th, 2019  1:37 PM

  • Chic! However, previous experience with mules suggests they are ’sedan chair’ shoes.

    ClaireMarch 15th, 2019  6:20 AM

  • I’m really liking M.Gemi these days, and they just dropped a version of this with a slingback in white, black and silver:!/color/041. The slingback may help avoid the sedan chair challenge!

    Lisa MacMarch 25th, 2019  8:38 AM

  • This post is a few months old but I’m searching for info on the Toteme mules and came across it. Any notes on sizing? The Toteme site says go a full size down.

    SharonJuly 7th, 2019  3:57 PM

  • Yes, I went down a size

    PrestonJuly 7th, 2019  4:15 PM

  • Preston, do you still have/wear these? @emmadahl1 has sold me on the slingbacks and I am seriously considering. Would love your expert opinion! Marcheline Isabelle

    MarchelineOctober 18th, 2021  8:00 PM

  • I didn’t keep them, can’t remember why… However, I am so grateful to you for the Turgimod lead and am wearing them around my office to loosen up the elastic. They fit like a dream and are actually exactly what I need — a shoe for lunches at the club or with jeans and an oversized sweater at dinner with friends.

    PrestonOctober 19th, 2021  10:13 AM

  • Preston, your response makes my heart sing. I love finding good deals on timeless pieces that I’ve been lusting after forever, and sharing those deals with those who have the same appreciation is incredibly fulfilling. I was planning on wearing my Turgimods to the rehearsal dinner this past weekend, but it was so warm that I opted for open toe one last time. I will definitely be breaking them in this holiday season!

    MarchelineOctober 19th, 2021  8:42 PM


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