It’s hard not to swoon over couples who look cute when they wear matching outfits. No, we don’t mean those tacky customised t-shirts, or clothes that make lovebirds look like they’re twins. We’re talking about clothes that complement each other with similar patterns, prints, shapes and colours, while looking remaining very much on-trend.
Celebrity couples have been doing this for years. Most of the times, they even try to one up each other on the red carpet or award shows. Remember that time when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake wore their infamous matching denim outfits? Thank God much has changed 16 years since then. And now, we’re blessed to have dynamic duos with a great sense of style, such as ‘It’ couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik.
If you want to share a lovely fashion moment with your partner, it’s easier to do it now. Recent years have seen a number of brands creating similar pieces in their men’s and women’s sections. We especially love Paul Smith His & Hers Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, which features monkey and feather prints, preppy jackets, and multi-coloured accessories inspired by British gentlemen naturalists and art collectors.
The new collection may leave us spoiled with many choices, but we managed to pick 5 of our favourite pairs of pieces. Now, you and your soulmate can both step out in these matchy-matchy styles, and ultimately look every inch a power couple.
Selected items will be available in Paul Smith stores in Malaysia from October onwards.
If you are looking for a full on #print day, these similar Monkey Focus pieces are great options. Crafted in Italy, they come with intricate prints that depict monkeys against a colourful rainforest background. With soft point collars, they make cool ensembles for the weekends. Made 100 percent from cotton, the shirt is a staple for men, while the women’s shirtdress (made from viscose-twill) will immediately brighten up the room with its vibrant colours.
For autumn/winter 2017, Paul Smith also created a range full of feather-inspired design prints in bright and playful neon colours. We especially love the colour combinations and details of the embroidered ones on this sweater. With a slim-fit cut, this piece is finished with an Artist Stripe collar trim. For the ladies, we’ve got you this chic tri-fold purse with a feather motif and the Paul Smith logo in gold.
Stripes are a signature print in Paul Smith’s designs, and we love the fun pink and orange tones in these pieces. Great for a day out at the pool, stylish men can cover up and dry well with this 100 percent cotton towelling dressing gown while the ladies will surely look fab in this Crossover Stripe bandeau swimsuit.
Monotones may be the key to looking sleek, but there’s no harm in adding some colourful accessories. Neck embellishments like this neck tie and silk scarf make great options. The men’s fir green narrow silk tie comes with green polka dots and floral motifs, and is 100 percent made from high-quality silk. For women, try the Tudor Rose printed premium quality silk scarf with tasselled ends.
A hat can add instant oomph to your overall outfit. The men’s petrol trilby with a dark brown grosgrain headband is our choice if you want your man to stand out. We particularly love the feather that tops it off. Meanwhile, fashionistas may opt for the bold navy fedora, which immediately grabs attention while hiding your mane on bad hair days.