There’s a delicate balance to being just the right amount of disheveled. It comes in the forms of uncombed hair (guilty), unintentionally wrinkled clothing (forever guilty), and stained T-shirts (eventually guilty by the end of the day). And now another form: mismatched shoes (soon-to-be guilty after this story).
The last time I wore mismatched shoes was in one of my repeat nightmares in high school where I caught myself in class wearing one blue sneaker with one yellow boot. But once I saw the one-red, one-white pair of shoes come down the spring '17 Céline runway, I was intrigued at how this trend would play out (sometimes a trend doesn't fully hit the mainstream until a few years later, and other times it never does). But Phoebe Philo is probably the only person in the world who can commit a fashion "faux-pas" and change my mind about it.
The ultimate catalyst pushing me outside my comfort zone and convincing me to style some non-matching shoes was when I came across these "two-tone geometric high heel mules" at Zara. Finding two different pairs of shoes that match (but don't match) each other is, at first glance, a daunting and expensive task. But if you're anything like me and cling to one style (and buy it in a variety of colors and fabrics), you’ll soon realize you're actually getting at least three pairs of shoes for the price of two.