Should your Shoes and Purse always Match?
----VEST, Marshalls (similar here) -- SKIRT, Franchescas (similar here) -- SHOES, Nine West (Similar here) -- PURSE, Franchescas, (similar here) -- EARRINGS, M Renee Design -- BRACELETS, M Renee Design ----
To match your shoes and purse or to not match your shoes and purse; that is the question. Not too long ago I was asked to weigh in on this fashion fueled debate and realized how a lot of us are still stuck on ancient style “rules”. In the old book of style, there once was a rule that your shoes, purse and belt absolutely had to match and anything else was frowned upon. But just like the rules "no white after Labor Day" and "wearing stripes make you look larger", the mandated shoe & purse matching is outdated and as old as black and white TV. Let me explain.
It's believed that the "everything must match" trend started all the way back in the 50s. Here's a magazine ad from the 50's to show you what I mean.
Notice how everything matched exactly? And yes these looks are chic & extremely fashionable the same rules should not apply over 60 years later. Is there anything wrong with matching your shoes and purse? No, but is it a requirement? Absolutely not.
Style should be evolving & although many trends come back around they always come back with a modern twist. These days mixing colors and not being so strict with matching shows the world that you have a sense of modern style. Many fashion spreads and fashion experts today rarely match their accessories, letting you know its ok to veer off from the rigid rules of being "matchy matchy". Take a look at some more examples showing this rule is no longer
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So, the next time you're deciding on which shoes and handbag to wear with your outfit, keep in mind that matching is no longer a requirement. Feel free to experiment with colors, textures and contrary hues to achieve a stylish look that's not limited by old school rules. As you can tell, I love mixing up the colors of my shoes, purse & other accessories. Let me know your opinions on this broken fashion rule in the comments.