Admit it: matching outfits are to die for. While matching shirts or shoes are oh so cute, it can also send a message about your relationship. In certain countrieslike China, matching is a way to tell the world how serious you are with your beau. Who knew pants and a tee-shirt could say so much?
So, whether it's an accident when you meet after work or you intentionally went shopping to find matching Batman pants, wearing the same patterns as your S.O. (significant other) is a must-do. While matching Converse is cute, if things are getting serious so should your matching game.
Get inspired from these couples:
Casually matching shoes is pretty precious. It's more of a subtle statement of "look how cute we are together," but it works well. You can certainly send a message about your relationship by what type of shoes you both are rocking. The couples who work out together have to get the same pair of neon running shoes, while couples who go to Indie music concerts can find a pair of vintage lace ups to wear together. As a bonus, who can resist making dozens of "sole" mate jokes?
Now, matching shirts with your honey sends more of a message. You can be more subtle by both wearing red plaid, and amp it up with a shirt that has matching "XOXO" prints. Really go the distance by stamping some sappy saying like "Together Forever and Ever" on two shirts, or embrace your mutual love of Marvel with matching Iron Man tees. Bonus points if you buy seven matching shirts, so you love birds can match every day of the week.
Strut your styles in similar prints by donning a matching polka dot dress and shirt combination. It's not super matchy-matchy, but it sends a very clear message of "we are so cute together, aren't you jealous?" to anyone who's paying attention. Rock a louder more vibrant print for more attention, or go classic like this couple:
Step up your game by dressing in all one color, head to toe. Black is the obvious choice for any couple looking to go bold when they go out together. Or, dress up in all neon to let every single person in a 20 mile vicinity know you two are dating. Dress in whatever color floats your boat, just make sure to commit.
Go for a runway approach by modeling the same outfit without messing with feminine or masculine changes. Mimic each other's look exactly by pulling the same style pants, shirt, jacket and shoe combination to get this look.
Whether this photo stream of matching has inspired you to run to the mall with your honey this instant, or has had you vowing to never match again, just know your relationship game may never be as strong as that man and his mixer.
Emily is putting her English and Humanities degree to use editing and writing all over the world. Trying to see all 7 world wonders (while visiting as many countries as she can in between), Emily loves wandering alleyways, beautifully photographed food, stumbling upon impromptu flea and food markets. She can usually be found camera in hand, munching on a street food and never has her headphones out of reach.