You wanted Darius, here he is! He joined me into a fun shooting and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you my tips on how to master the art of couple dressing. Let’s just dive in!
⌈TIP 1: Complement each other⌉
I’m not really into dressing like each other, but rather to complement each other’s outfits. What does that mean? If he goes for a sport casual look, I wouldn’t go for 4 inches heels. Or if I choose a flowy floral print dress, he would rather wear cropped chino trousers and a rustic shirt with sleeve tabs just like here. If I were to summarize all this info, I’d say that you should always take into account each other’s styles.
⌈TIP 2: Pay attention to color theory⌉
I do recognize that there are a lot of things to say in what concerns this subject, but let’s break them into 3 main categories:
1. Use the same colors
This one is plain simple. Look into each other’s closet and see what colors and clothing pieces do you have in common. Make sure that those pieces match together and match the event. For example, I love to match Darius’ color of shirt with my skirt, my shoes or my bag. Or if I wear a red sweater with a black skirt, he goes for a red sweater, but with a white shirt underneath to add depth to his outfit.
2. Use different colors
This is an art and you should take into account color theory. The easiest one is the black outfit versus the white outfit and is good for formal events. He could wear an all-black outfit (raise your hand if you agree with me on this one: men are so hot in all-black outfits) while you could wear a white or an ivory white dress. From here, you can go a step further and use colors. The most commonly known ones are: blue – orange, yellow – purple, red – green. Of course, in order to not look like a clown, opt for muted colors and pair them with neutrals like cream, nude, sand, taupe or beige.
3. Warm tones | Cool tones | Neutral tones
Warm color palettes contain yellows, reds, oranges, mid oranges, mid reds, and dark reds. So you could wear a red A-line dress, while he could wear an orange shirt with beige pants and blazer. Gorgeous, right?
Cool color palettes include light blues, dark blues, light greens, olive greens, forest greens, purples, and indigos. For example, you could wear a pencil navy blue skirt and a white puff sleeve shirt, while he could wear an olive green sweater and jeans. So cool! *pun intended*
And let’s not forget about the neutrals! The best example I could give you are today’s outfits. I’m wearing a white printed shirt with grayish blue pants and black ankle strap heels, while he wears a cream sweater, white jeans, and white shoes.
⌈TIP 3: Don’t forget to match fabrics⌉
I told you, there’s theory here and now you know how to master the art of couple dressing! So suppose you both agreed to use the same colors, but what’s next? The next step is to match the fabrics. This is not necessarily a hard task to accomplish, because you need to take into account the season you are into. If it’s winter, you could wear flannel, tweed, corduroy or cashmere. If it’s summer, you could wear linen, cotton or poplin.
In the end, don’t forget to have fun while mastering the art of the couple dressing! There are tons of rules to follow but always wear what is best for you and your partner. Because you look the best when you wear an outfit that represents you.
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