Prepare to be shocked and amazed by these unusual, unexpectedly perfect pairs you never imagined could be worn together this season. These unlikely combinations set a new standard for taking fashion risks and creating your own style guidelines, regardless of popular belief or opinion. With designers and street style stars perennially churning out some of the most challenging looks in ways you've never imagined, these 10 unorthodox pairings offer a fresh perspective.
Socks and Sandals (at Vivienne Tam)
This combo was once considered a fashion faux pas, but socks and sandals have been all over the spring runways. How the times have changed!
Strapless Dresses Over Long Sleeves (at Paris Fashion Week)
Maximize your seasonal wardrobe by layering long sleeves under strapless dresses for a lesson in versatile dressing.
Birkenstocks and Dresses (at Houghton)
Granola footwear makes its mark in fashion this spring with Birkenstocks gracing the runways of major designers, inspiring the ugly shoe craze that is flatforms and slides.
Contrasting Stripes (at Tanya Taylor)
Horizontal stripes clash with vertical ones for a look that’s less up-and-down and more of an optical illusion.
Slogans On Dresses (at Christian Dior)
We’ve seen them on sweaters and shirts, but this season saw formal dresses painted with splashy slogans for statement-making style.
Pants Under Dresses (at Viktor & Rolf)
Spring looks get casually layered when pants and dresses come together to complete the perfect pair.
Suspenders and Skirts (at Rodarte)
Skirts get a little staying power when paired with a set of suspenders.
Crop Tops Over T-Shirts (at New York Fashion Week)
After seasons of this trend reigning supreme, the tried-and-tested crop top is reworked refreshingly over a full coverage T-shirt.
Sneakers With Everything (at London Fashion Week)
Typically reserved for the gym, designer sneakers are being worn with everything for a fresh take on 80s style.
Bermuda Shorts and Blazers (at Tracy Reese)
Bringing the beach to the boardroom, Bermuda shorts are elevated with button-up blazers for the new corporate summer dress code.