Thursday, September 29, 2011

Matchy-Matchy FTW

It's a well-known fact that I love matchy outfits. I will never be one of those people who create outfits where items "go with" each other. OH NO. Items must match & tie in together purposefully, if not painfully obviously. As yesterday's historical photos show, I've always been like this.

I even do this in my costuming. A purple gown needs a purple hat and purple shoes, duh! Friends will make costumes and insist that the hat should be a different color than the gown so it's not "too matchy," and I just don't understand them. Matching is where it's at, no matter the era.

What I'm wearing:
Red knit top with tied neck, Target | Black & white stripey skirt, White House Black Market | Black tights, Calvin Klein | Red ankle boots, Aerosoles | Silver disk earrings, random accessory store| White & black beaded cuff bracelet, bought in Kauai | "Gash" lipstick, Urban Decay

Are you a matchy dresser or a go-with dresser?

9 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this outfit. It's so whimsical! (I'm all about the whimsy, y'know.)

    I think there's a difference between being matchy-matchy and having items that reference each other. A good outfit needs a unifying theme, which is all the more important in alternative fashion for reining in the wild hares we sometimes like to follow.

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  2. You're so stylish! The skirt and the matching bracelet was very clever I think.
    Wishing you a pleasant weekend.

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  4. Matching supposedly came back into vogue in the last few years. It's great as long as you don't look like grandma in her matching sweatshirt & poly pants, embroidered with songbirds.

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  5. I'm matchy, definitely. I'm getting better at seeing what "goes" together, but because my color sense is so out of whack, I find it easier to match stuff. This would also be why I've spent most of my life in black or denim -- no matching necessary. I used to claim I needed Garanimals for adults.

    Am I the only person who remembers Garanimals? The kids clothes with the animals on the tags? You put the tiger top with the tiger bottoms...ok, I'll stop now.

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  6. Traicetrak - I love a touch of whimsy too.

    linnea-maria - Thanks, have a great weekend!

    Sal - I think we could be mayors or nearby matchy-towns.

    LovleAnjel - LOL, now there's an image!

    lazysubculturalgirl - Oh yeah, I remember Garanimals. I didn't have them, but I wanted them ;-)

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  7. I love the red tone, it looks very well on you. And the skirt is just lovely, so cute >_<.

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  8. Madame Macabre - Thanks! I do love a cherry red.

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