A phrase often used in conversations regarding romance, and idolized because, hey, why wouldn’t you want to end up with someone who miraculously balances you out perfectly? I could never be a matchmaker of people given the fact that 99.9% of the time I am completely wrong about the outcome of relationships and who people will end up with. However, I could totally be a matchmaker of clothes, mainly because they don’t have a say in whether it works out or not. These are my favorite clothing couples (mostly all from the most recent “Looks We Love” on the JCrew site!) based off of my matchmaking philosophy that opposites not only attract, but look awesome together.
Stripes are like Type O blood. They can donate their amazingness to any outfit. Polka dots, anchors, camels…stripes will keep good company with anything you already have dancing around in your ensemble. This concept can work with other prints to, take gingham and polka dots for example. I think as long as you stick in the same color family you are safe. Reference example A and B below:
I don’t think I’ve ever used the term “shabby” to refer to something gross that I didn’t like, so I don’t mean gross stuff looks good with amazing stuff. I mean you can dress yourself up and dress yourself down all at the same time. Really! Skirts and Sperrys, silk blouses and boyfriend jeans, pretty dresses and jean jackets…you get the idea.
Borrowing from the boys has never been looked down upon by Crew or any good prepster for that matter. Making masculine pieces softer with feminine touches doesn’t have to be hard. In fact it can be as easy as throwing on a pearl necklace, a fabulous pair of heels or silky, shiny anything.
Are we forgetting any famous couplings that prove that opposites do attract? Tweet us @JCrewReview to let us know!