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What Happened When I Tried Sarah Jessica Parker's Controversial Shoe Trend

Sarah Jessica Parker is channeling her inner Carrie Bradshaw with her latest quirky shoe collection -- here's how to rock the trend yourself.

I've never quite been able to work out where Carrie Bradshaw ends and Sarah Jessica Parker begins.

The actress and her iconic character sound and look the same (obviously), but they also share an outrageous taste in designer shoes. Especially now that SJP has pledged to bring back the mismatched heels trend, just as her character did more than 20 years ago.

Image: 'Sex and the City'

The actor-turned-shoe-designer launched her first footwear collection back in 2017, and the '90s inspired line has seen huge success.

Now, SJP is kicking the nostalgia up a notch. Taking to Instagram, the star announced her latest collection will include a pair of mismatched strappy sandals, inspired by the Christian Louboutin pair Carrie wore in 2000.

"We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our highly anticipated mis-matched sandal," Sarah Jessica wrote to her 6.1 million Instagram followers.

A not-so-subtle nod to a certain very special lady's well documented footwear moment from many years ago.

The trend may look a little jarring at first, but it's actually super easy to pull off. Even if you don't have 400 odd dollars to spend on SJP's line.

A look so cool, I had to give it a whirl myself. Image: Supplied

I gave it a whirl last year after buying two sets of Spurr heels off The Iconic, they were on sale for $25 a pop. When each pair arrived together, I simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to throw on one of each and take them out for a test ride.

For every smile and compliment I got, there were about six or seven confused looks -- I'm certain the Australian public thought my shoes were less a style choice, more a wardrobe malfunction.

If you can push through the fact that almost everyone will think it's a mistake, it's a gloriously fun and creative way to flex your sartorial muscles.

Sarah Jessica Parker -- and in turn, Carrie Bradshaw -- have been pushing fashion boundaries for decades now.

If anyone has the power to convince the everyday woman that mismatched shoes are the next big thing, it's got to be SJP -- the original shoefluencer from way back.

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