Making a public appearance while wearing exactly the same as your mother is something you wouldn’t even dream of doing a few years ago. Today, however, this is hip and happening. With the advent of several mother-daughter collections, designed by labels such as Nikki Plessen, Delousion , Cavalier and Steps, we see more and more mothers who dress their kid in a similar outfit as theirs. And let’s face it, it looks incredibly cute. Therefore, it is not a surprise that the trend of matching outfits continues to expand.
Going out for cocktails with your best friend or attending a popular and hip festival. Each occasion requires a careful consideration of possible outfits, depending on the location, your company, the weather, your mood and the transport options. Either way: Twinning it is!
The most fabulous matching outfits, or outfits that are derived from each other, can increasingly be found on popular fashion blogs and websites. And the alert fashionista has probably already noticed some twinning couples on the streets.
During Mercedes Benz Fashionweek in Amsterdam, my friend and I took advantage of this novel trend and dressed in these beautiful matching outfits by L.K. Bennett London. And successfully so! Soon Linda-TV and Viva spotted us and several photographers captured our matching appearance in some beautiful pictures. We certainly feel this new trend asks for more. Twinning is winning!
Twinning Do’s and Don’ts
The trend of twinning should not be abused by people without a sense of style of their own. So don’t use this trend as an excuse to copy the enviable wardrobe of your colleague or the glamourous style of your best friend. Of course, when you fall in love with a particular piece of clothing your friend was wearing the other day, it is not a crime if you go and buy a similar item every once in a while. But, showing up at the copy machine at work, wearing exactly the same as your colleague more than once, will probably piss off your unwitting twinning partner!
Your lover as a twinning partner
We’ve all seen them. Couples with practically the same haircut, wearing the exact same hideous windbreaker while they are on a male and female version of the same bike. That, my friends , is a typical case of “twinning gone bad”. So, is there a responsible way to twin with your lover? Yes there is. When you and your lover are going out for drinks, lunch, shopping or a visit to friends or family, it is not a bad idea to both pick an outfit of the same style . After all, when you wear a fancy dress and high heels, while your boyfriend appears in his most comfy jeans with a simple t-shirt and sneakers, you will probably end up feeling overdressed (or he will end up feeling underdressed!). Besides that, wearing outfits in the same style will do both of you more justice. Twinning with your partner by way of matching colours, materials, fabrics and patterns is, in my opinion, something that is only acceptable for the rich and famous. The glamour couples Kanye and Kim and Victoria and David for example, are known for their perfect twinning appearances.
Written by guestblogger: Margret Veerman