Thursday, 25 March 2010

Pattern mixing from the feet up

If you are a regular reader of this blog you might have observed my slight obsession with pattern mixing. I pattern mix on a daily basis, with almost everything I wear having some sort of pattern mix or clash. At the moment and in keeping with this summers trends, I am especially fond of mixing stripes, checks, polka dots and florals.

As I have recently partnered with Spartoo Women Shoes, a French online shoe retailer selling a very desirable selection of shoes including some quite quirky brands and designers (more posts to follow), I came across Stephane Verdino, a French designer recognised for his minimalism and quality but also one who sets the rules rather than follows them.

I was instantly drawn to these lace up shoes that fit so well with the current androgynous and masculine trends. They would look amazing contrasted with a feminine floral dress, a pair of floral trousers or equally well with a plain navy or denim skirt. They have opened a whole new chapter for me: pattern mixing from the feet up. But I may also be very tempted to abandon pattern mixing now and then in favour of a simple navy outfit which really allows these gorgeous shoes to take the centre stage that they deserve.

How would you wear yours?


Sherin said...

These are really cool. I love interesting new shoes.

The pattern on the second one is definitely my favourite.

Oranges And Apples said...

I love them all!