That's what I thought you'd say. Classic you--so typical.
I guess I shouldn't blame you for not knowing what I'm talking about when I say "mismatch matching" since it's not something we've talked about before, nor, to my knowledge, is it a thing that anyone else has talked about before. Let's just say this is the first time the term has been coined. Congratulations for being part of this important event in history.
Now, it's very important that you don't mistake this new take on sock game for just wearing mismatched socks, which is a thing some people are doing that is dumb and bad, and absolutely fugly, and don't do that, and so on. Wearing completely mismatched socks looks lazy, or like you're trying way too hard to look like you don't care. You obviously care, and we can tell that you care, and we now hate you for it.
So then what is mismatch matching, you ask?
Mismatch matching is finding a way to coordinate socks that were not sold together as a pair. Using matching color schemes between socks with different patterns to create a "match" without actually matching pairs of socks by their mates.
Black, purple, and white. All of these colors are found in both socks, plus some greyscales in the striped sock that don't appear in the doted patterned sock. Did these socks come in the same package when I bought them? No. Are they identical? No. But do they coordinate and match? yes.
Benefits to mismatch matching:
- exponential growth in the combinations of socks you can now wear
- subtlety to your style
- uniqueness -- you'll be the only one of your friends doing this
- you can finally unlock your inner sock creativity
- add some fun to your sock game with 1 reserved-pattern sock and 1 goofy sock
- I'm doing it, so you can be like me
- girls will think you're more attractive
Do you really need any more reasons? Check out my sock combinations from the last two weeks:
*Side note: I don't cuff my jeans up to the middle of my shins: pants were pulled up for the purposes of photo taking.
so dig through your sock drawer and get creative. just not too creative.