It’s normal for partners to share common interests, but have very different styles when it comes to their clothing. You might find that you always wear mismatched colours or have a much more relaxed style than your partner. While you won’t want to look like twins, the following are some easy ways to have fun dressing up together using similar colours and styles.
Matching outfits doesn’t mean that you and your partner need to dress in the same colour from head to toe. There are simple ways to break up your outfits so that you are perfectly coordinated. If you find that you always clash, work out which colours best suit you both and use these tones as a base for your outfits. For example, if you both look great in blues, greys and blacks, try dressing your partner in a blue shirt, grey jacket and some black pants, while you opt for some grey jeans with a black and blue striped cardigan. If you’re feeling adventurous try using some bright colours like orange or yellow.
Working with Work Wear
You might find that your partner is always dressed in more formal outfits while you have a more relaxed style. You can make some small changes that will make a big difference to how you dress to match. If your partner always wears suits and business shirts during the week, try wearing a blazer with your casual wear to match. It’s a cheap and easy way to dress up jeans and a t-shirt and you’ll easily match with your partner’s corporate look.
Finding the perfect shoes is a great way to match your partner without going over the top. Try finding brands that make both male and female options so that you can choose a similar style in different colours and shapes. This works perfectly for all occasions from casual shoes like sneakers and boots to leather shoes for formal events.
The Finishing Touches
Sometimes it’s the smallest details that can make all the difference, so try matching accessories like hats, watches and scarves with similar styles to instantly complement your partner’s outfit. If you’re attending a formal event, try matching your tie with the colours of your partner’s handbag and jewellery.
Expressing Your Style
While it’s fun to try to match your clothes, you should always remember to stay true to each person’s unique style. Make sure that the clothing is comfortable and suited to each person so that one partner doesn’t feel out of place. If you like dressing up but your partner doesn’t, get them to team a more formal outfit with some casual shoes for comfort. After all, the aim is to find a way to match your outfits, not make one person simply look like the other.
There’s a fine line between matching your outfits and looking identical, but it’s always fun to find your perfect couple style. Ultimately, dressing to match is all about enjoying being a couple, so be brave and you never know what new style you might discover together!