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In Defense Of Matchy-Matchy Printed Outfits (They Are Cool. Trust Us.)

How To Pull Off Matchy-Matchy Printed Outfits

Thanks to the awesomeness of style stars like Solange Knowles and Jenna Lyons, we've been taught the wondrous ways of mixing prints. But what about the equally tricky, yet thrilling, matchy-matchy trend? Wearing one print from head-to-toe may seem like a fashion no-no, but we're here to tell you that you can and should do it.

While coordinated separates might have had their heyday back in the '60s, the head-turning style is making a strong comeback. We've seen matchy-matchy outfits on the runway, on the streets and in our dreams, er, Pinterest boards. Basically it's a trend worth revisiting and you're almost guaranteed to be the coolest girl in the room if you do.

Plus, there are no rules when it comes to wearing matching separates. But feel free to break up the prints by wearing a solid-colored top underneath a matching blazer and bottoms, and make sure your accessories are simple so they don't compete with the print.

Slouchy Blazer + Solid Camisole + Slouchy Long Shorts
Crop Top + High-Waisted Skirt
Long Coat + Solid Crop Top + Cigarette Pants
Long Top + Relaxed Pants
Nanette Lepore
Button-Down Blouse + Culottes
Flowy Crop Top + Palazzo Pants
Miss Selfridge

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