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In sartorial terms, the holiday season can be a real shit show. From your co-worker’s snowman sweater that appears every year, to the where-would-you-even-buy-those socks, seasonal garms are traditionally bad. With the desire to leave such tradition in the past, our alternative holiday wardrobe series brings you the replacement pieces we wholly approve of.

First up, the slipper. A tired stalwart in the family’s holiday footwear rotation, it’s about time we had an alternative. As you no doubt heard — 2019 was the year of the mule. Spearheaded by our very own no-heel heroes Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas, the mulement went from a tale of two to a bonafide cult of the clog, even getting a dedicated Insta page. The mule of the moment from The North Face makes our list, as do the stunning embellished pair by Needles.

Hawaii is pretty much synonymous with relaxation.  And the Olukai Hawaii-inspired slipper is bound to help you do exactly that this holiday season. Constructed in a wool-blend, the Moloā Hulu serves up comfort and warmth in one lightweight shoe.

Ready to retire the standard slipper? Shop our holiday alternatives below

OluKai Moloā Hulu Slippers

Moloā Hulu Slippers

Moloā Hulu Slippers

$100

OluKai

Buy at OluKai

NEIGHBORHOOD. x UGG Slippers

Suede Slippers

Suede Slippers

$175

NEIGHBORHOOD. x UGG

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Buy at Browns

The North Face Tent Mules

Tent Mule Iii Slippers

Tent Mule Iii Slippers

$26

The North Face

Buy at Slam Jam

Bottega Veneta Sandals

Logo-Jacquard Leather Sandals

Logo-Jacquard Leather Sandals

$690

Bottega Veneta

Buy at Matchesfashion

Needles Mule

Heeled Papillion Emb. Mule

Heeled Papillion Emb. Mule

$489

Needles

Buy at Caliroots

Suicoke Zavo-VHL Sandals

Zavo-Vhl Sandals

from $142

Suicoke

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Heron Preston Logo Sandals

Logo Tag Tech Slide Sandals

Logo Tag Tech Slide Sandals

$200

Heron Preston

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Teva Moc Slip-On Shoes

Moc Slip-On Shoe

Moc Slip-On Shoe

$75

Teva

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Gucci Sandals

Rubber Slide Sandals

Rubber Slide Sandals

$290

Gucci

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Fendi Fussbett Slides

Brown PU Fussbett Slides

Brown PU Fussbett Slides

$490

Fendi

FREE SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING

Buy at Fendi

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  • Curated by: Noah Thomas
Shopping Editor