Shoes inspired by the style of Helena Bonham Carter & her mismatched footwear

If you paid attention to the fashion on display at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, you no doubt took note of Helena Bonham Carter and her unusual getup, which included the same shoe being worn in different colors on each foot.  Carter, who is known for her quirky style, definitely made a statement with her outfit choice, but she also landed on some worst-dressed lists in the process.  At the same time, many people admire her bold approach to fashion and the fact that she stays true to her own sense of style, even if it isn’t conventional.  Helena tells People, “Why not wear mismatching shoes? Who says we can’t? I was just having fun.  For me, fashion is all about fantasy and putting unlikely things together. That’s what I love. I genuinely love dressing up.”  I totally agree and, although I’m not running out to try the mismatched shoe look for myself yet, I do find it an intriguing concept.  Of course, it would require buying two pairs of the same shoes to pull it off, although I’m bringing this up today because I ran across a style that totally reminds me of the half and half aesthetic of Helena’s shoes at the Globes, but in just one pair.  Here’s what I mean:

This is the Poetic Licence Summer Bloom heel.  These brightly-colored heels caught my attention at first glance, but at first I didn’t realize that they are one color on one side and a different color on the other.  This is the other side:

They also have a cool ombre heel and even more contrasting colors on the platform and the flower detail.  It all seems like an unlikely combo, but I’m loving the overall effect.

You can find these bright, spring-ready shoes at Endless for $129 with free overnight shipping.  They are also eligible for the current promotion that takes 20% off select new styles $100 or more, so that drops them to $103.20 (expiration unknown).  There are seven color options to choose from and some even have a solid color on one side and a print on the other, making the difference between the two sides even more distinct.  So, with these, you can take a cue from Helena’s style and have some fun mixing it up.

Now I’m just trying to figure out which color combo I like best.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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