Matching accessories have always been a thing. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the thought of buying bags and shoes that weren’t (quite literally) cut from the same cloth would rarely cross one’s mind. Though the matchy-matchy trend went out of fashion for a bit, fast-forward to today and we certainly see the appeal. After all, we can barely muster enough energy to get out of bed in the mornings, let alone set aside precious time that could otherwise be spent sleeping to carefully select mismatched add-ons.
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So yes, it’s little wonder that Kate Middleton, the busy bee that she is, takes comfort in coordinating accessories. And it seems other women share the same sentiment, as we’ve noticed matchy-matchy buys are creeping into the outfit DNA of our favourite fashion girls.
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We initially dismissed it as a one-off, but when we clocked several fashion month showgoers employing the same trick, we knew we were onto something. Matching your bag to your dress is fast becoming the season’s styling hack of note, and we’re on board.
From It prints to rather extra feather detailing, keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best outfit-simplifying duos on offer. Then start thinking about what you’re going to do with all that extra time on your hands…