Accidently leaving the house with different shoes on can be mortifying.
But it seems this previous fashion faux pas is the inspiration behind a new style trend.
Mismatched shoes are now a thing – and no, we’re not kidding.
Now, we’re not talking about wearing two completely different shoes at the same time, but a matching pair with different designs on each one. So essentially the shoes look the same in general shape – but have slightly different variations on colours and design.
Of course the mismatching trend has been around for many years, but the 2021 update sees a more subtle play with patterns and colours – with an overall cohesive look.
Many retailers are offering their own takes on the bizarre-yet-intriguing trend and no type of footwear has been left out, with mismatched trainers, sandals and more.
US designer Charlotte Stone is all over this trend – boasting a selection of flats and mules in contrasting colours, which are the very definition of statement shoes.
The consistent patchwork design of these multi-coloured shoes means that they look great together – despite their differences.
For those really looking to push the boat out, Charlotte Stone’s Jia shoes have mismatched vintage fabrics – for the ultimate clash.
Another summery alternative that’s caught our attention is the Bhal Bhal leather sandals from LRNCE – one with minimal horizontal straps and the other with a scalloped and rope-inspired offering.
Vans also have a mismatching version of their popular Era shoes, which come with a zebra print on one shoe and a camo design on the other.
The combination sounds bizarre but, somehow, works.
So far, 2021 has been a big year for footwear- with the return of the clog and the croc.
Who knows what the next four months will have in store?
Credit: Original article published here.