Mismatched Vibes: The Fashion Trend Making Your Outfits More Interesting

Fashion is all about self-expression, yet we sometimes can't pick just one aesthetic with which to express ourselves. Instead, we find ourselves drawn to myriad textures, colors, and patterns. Who says we have to choose only one vibe? Humans deserve outfits as multi-dimensional as they are, whether it means combining 1950s and 2000s styles or combining balletcore with sportswear. Outfits that feature pieces that clash so badly that they almost seem to match are a great way to make your looks more interesting during any season to boot — a true year-round endeavor.

Contrast is key to the greatest looks, and fashion-focused babes are well aware. Fashion-famous Instagram stars such as @chloe4dayz know that these looks demand attention and let every piece of your personality shine bright, in this case donning a tan, shag coat with gold-detailed, red shorts. When it comes to fashion-forward mismatched dressing, fashion writer Leandra Medine tells The Wall Street Journal that she likes to "set an equation wherein the quieter trend, like polished, takes on two parts [of the outfit] for every one part of the louder trend, like grunge." Mismatched outfits, with each piece having a different vibe than the next, are the trend we can keep our eyes off of for the foreseeable future.

Romantic corset with blue jeans

Regency looks are in no shortage with the popularity of Netflix's "Bridgerton." While many women wish they could pull off a full ballgown look complete with opera gloves and a tiara, it's not a practical look for the 21st century. Instead, many mix and match casual everyday pieces, such as jeans, with romantic pieces, including stunning corsets.

Button-down with track pants

Track pants are a legitimate fashion choice, not just a piece of activewear. These comfy, lightweight pants are a great contrast to our most formal button-downs and heels. While they create a mismatched look, the ensemble is far from unappealing. Match your button-down with details such as the color of your heels and the stripes on your track pants for an intentionally chic — and comfortable — mismatched look.

Sweats and a blazer

If you're looking to elevate your sweatsuit style, this mismatched look is perfect for you. A blazer over your favorite sweatsuit is the mismatched model-off-duty look we cannot get enough of for all seasons of the year. This look can truly do it all, as it can take you from lounging on the couch to brunch with the girls in an instant. More relaxed workspaces might even find this 'fit permissable.

Contrasting prints

Tie-dye, logos, and floral — oh my! While the idea of the look may make you cringe at first, that this look is an excellent way to rock the mismatched clothing trend will become apparent as it comes together. To break up the pattern mania, use a blank piece or two — such as a solid jacket or shoes — to disrupt the pattern and not allow your body to get lost.

A skirt with a sports jersey

Skirts are the ultimate fun and flirty piece — quite the opposite of the sports jersey. Express your sporty side when you pair a sports jersey with your favorite miniskirt for a night on the town. Polished pieces, such as a designer bag and heeled boots, will show your feminine side, whereas a jersey can give you a gender-neutral edge.

Mixing seasons

The transition between seasons can be an odd time when deciding what to wear. Nevertheless, this transitional period can be a prime time for mismatched fashion. Consider pairing together pieces that are typical of different seasons, such as shorts and a fur jacket. Not only will it be an interesting outfit but it will also keep you warm on chilly mornings and cool on hotter afternoons.