Fab couldn’t agree with me less on this point, but I always say matching is overrated. I mean, who made up that rule that says your shirt has to match your shoes, anyway? Sure, it’s a cute look if that’s what you’re going for, but who says it’s mandatory to “match.” In my opinion, complementing is just as stylish as matching. Sometimes (probably more often than not), I like to wear accessories that complement my outfit, even if they don’t quite match.
Kasper ASL Jacket (thrifted) | Evan Picone Blouse (thrifted) | Vintage Belt (Lily Kai Vintage Boutique) | Zara Jeans | Steve Madden Pumps (old, similar here ) | ASOS bag (sold out in this color, but other colors available here and here)
Take this outfit for example, I could have easily gone with navy or yellow shoes (or even a “colorless” nude shoe)…but a POP of red seemed much more fun and interesting! And a quick visit to the good ol’ color wheel tells me that red, yellow, and blue are quite complementary. After all, these are our primary colors — the colors from which all other colors are derived. These colors were were made for mixin and matchin!
Aside from trying to convince you guys that it’s okay not to match, this outfit also demonstrates how AWESOME thrift shopping can be! My thrifted/vintage items ran me about $12 total (shirt, jacket, belt). Throw in the cost of my jeans which were purchased during Zara’s mega sale last month, and this outfit was less than $40, excluding accessories. Not bad at all!