If you’ve been thinking that matching it all up (sartorially) was passe, think again. In keeping with what’s having a major moment; it’s safe to say matching separates is quite a (sartorial) buzzword at present — and perhaps one of the easiest ways to get noticed for your chic sense of style. We asked popular names from Bengaluru’s fashion fraternity to comment on this trend that is grabbing eyeballs.
Asserting how the trend that sashayed down the runway calls for oodles of confidence, designer Manoviraj Khosla lays down two pointers. “Zeroing on the right colours plays a pivotal role in how well your look will turn out. It’s refreshing to see one mix and match two awkward colours. But again, steer clear of anything loud and obvious if you aren’t too confident. The same rule applies with prints. Avoid clashing two different prints, unless you’re sure of what you’re wearing. It’s downright bizarre to opt for large prints if you’re not too keen on carrying off a flashy look. For a casual yet chic vibe, stick to subtle colours and plainer prints,” he says.
Wearing matching separates together instantly offers a perfectly pulled together look, as the outfit offers an effortless yet sleek and sophisticated vibe as it is one linear structure, believes blogger Shalini Chopra. “If you still aren’t sure about wearing matching separates together, try swapping either the top or bottom coordinate for a plainer alternative — that way you can still buy that coordinated outfit but swap around wearing just the top or bottom each time, separately with solid tones.
That kind of counts as doubling your wardrobe, right?” she suggests. For those wanting to ace a graphically-printed ensemble, the trick lies in keeping an eye out for printed details. “Keep the actual garments wild with lush printed details. But for added jazz, and yet striking a balance, leave the shoes, bag and accessories free of pattern, as it may clash in contrast,” adds Shalini.
On the other hand, designer Babita Jaishankar believes separates not necessarily have to be top and bottom pieces. One can also sport a dress with a matching jacket. “For a vintage-inspired look, perhaps. While wearing printed matching separates add more verve, adding block coloured footwear is a great idea. For single coloured separates, add printed footwear to your look,” she concludes.