Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Matching and Stuff

Remember when you were a little girl and your mom would dress you in matching getups. In my case, I'd be dressed in a matching getup alongside my twin brother, but that's another story altogether.

One day, you woke up and learned how to dress yourself. Your mom started taking you shopping, only to have you reject her every selection with all the attitude you could muster. You realized that it wasn't necessary for your bottoms and tops to be in the exact same print. You wanted to play it up a little.

And besides, "These look like jammies", you thought to yourself.

Last year, "jammies" were suddenly back on trend and you couldn't wait to prance around the street in yours.

Now, let's get back to reality. Pyjamas may have been trending lately, but I'm not buying it. Sleepwear is not and will never be outdoor wear unless...

1) It's a slip dress and you're Parisian
2) You are Marc Jacobs

Otherwise, present yourself to the public respectably. Do you really expect to be taken seriously in your button down silk polka dot ensemble? Yes, it is undeniably the most comfortable outfit in your wardrobe, but so is a paper bag and you probably wouldn't want to leave the house wearing one of those, would you?

Here's your rule of thumb: if it looks like sleepwear, you probably shouldn't be walking down the street in it.

Next thing you know, slippers will become acceptable footwear. Although Celine almost rendered this a possibility with those furry flip flops from last year...

I may be raining on your parade, but it's only to your benefit. As your friend, I am not only here to offer sound advice, but to find a solution to your woes.

Yes, ladies. It's time to go back to our matching roots. Though we've spent our whole life mixing and matching ferociously, we're all secretly yearning for simplicity. This season, matching outfits are the new black so stop thinking so much and put those identical prints together to create one stunning ensemble. It may not be jammies, but it's the next best thing.

Here are some ideas:

via Harper's Bazaar
via InStyle
via Nylon Mag
Will you be sporting this look this season?



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