Is mismatched footwear the street style trend you need to watch out for?
From New York to Paris Fashion Week, all signs show that mismatched shoes will be a sure-fire hit this season
That memorable fashion faux pas Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Poo made in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) is now a legitimate trend. From the streets to the front rows at fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, mismatched shoes are being spotted everywhere this season. Even Sarah Jessica Parker came out of SATC retirement to give a Carrie Bradshaw approval on the resurgence of the trend.
Designers all over the world also gave the trend their stamp of approval with pre-scrambled offerings (Jacquemus does it best) to make things easier for you. If you want to go down the DIY route, it’s best to stick to wearing different colours of the same shoe on each foot. For example, since neon hues are all the rage at the moment, you can easily channel two trends in one look by pairing a neon shoe with a classic white number. Alternatively, you can style an animal-printed shoe with a basic black version, or go with a classic black and white colour palette. We saw a number of street style stars wearing different styles of shoes in a similar manner. While some opted for strappy heels, others chose mules and ankle-length boots. Bottega Veneta’s woven slides were also a big hit during the fashion month, worn as a mismatched black and white pair.
For those who are not shy of a little more experimentation, this trend serves the ideal excuse to take things one step further (pun intended). Go all out by mixing and matching the heels of your shoes—like styling a printed stiletto with a wedged shoe—but make sure that you pick versions featuring similar prints. We even saw a blue knee-length lace-up boot teamed with a grey heel in one look, with the gingham print on both shoes bringing a common element. Another option would be to choose a pair of shoes that already comes with different heel designs. Need some inspiration for the months to come? Scroll ahead to bookmark our favourite mismatched shoes from fashion month.