The runways at this year’s New York Fashion Week were filled with all things 80s. We saw everything from shoulder-pads to neon animal print. Our favorite though? The resurgence of color coordinated clothing. Yep, matchy-matchy dressing is back, everyone! But if wearing one color from top to toe sounds like 80s overkill, we’ve got the tips and tricks for matching your shoes and bags and other accessories and for incorporating it into your 2018 style.
1. Elegance in nude shades
Wear a shade of nude that flatters your skin tone – a fitted dress, stiletto heels and a matching handbag all in a blushing soft nude make a breathtaking and ultra-feminine evening ensemble.
An added bonus: neutral nude makes your body appear taller as it draws the eye downwards from head to toe.
2. Monochromes with mixed textures
A prim pencil dress in dove gray worn with velvet gray pointed pumps and a matching gray envelope purse. Gorgeous, right? Amp up the color uniformity by playing with different textures of fabric. This adds subtle effortless sophistication – a must for ladylike office wear.
3. Prints and patterns in sync
On the topic of textures, plaids and checkered gingham are all the rage right now. Not sure what to pair them with? Just use the colors already present in the print. A blazer made up of black and dark green plaid, for example, goes beautifully with matching emerald green pumps and a color coordinated handbag. If street style is more your aesthetic, you could even pair it with a pair of patterned trainers in a matching shade. Oh so cool!
4. Bold makeup shades amplified
Get your matching shoes and bags to complement your statement lip, your smoky eyeliner, or your shiny eyeshadow. Think a golden eyeshadow sheen matched with sparkling strap stilettos for a night on the town.
Or fiery red pumps paired with a statement-making lip shade — think fire red lips, red stilettos and a little red clutch purse paired with a little black dress. The effect is daring and sexy yet super chic.
Photo: Pete Bellis