It’s not always something both partners think about when meeting and choosing a partner, and that is how well do your clothes match? We’re not expecting you to wear identical outfits, that would be very weird and creepy! But coordinating outfits that compliment each other can be very nice.
For example, it’s going to clash if one of you always wears tracksuits and the other is done up in formal wear! Yes, that’s a ridiculous example, I know, but you get what we mean. So this guide will go through what to think of when trying to coordinate outfits with your spouse.
Take a hard look at both wardrobes
To know if your styles can work together it is first imperative to asses what these styles are and see if you already are thinking the same way or if there is work to be done. You would think that for a couple to be together then they would have similar interests in look and style, but this is not always the case. You may work together as a couple, and this is, of course, important, but you should look to the outside world, at your best and as a couple.
Talk about colors
What are your preferred colors? What are their preferred colors? These do not necessarily have to match as such but what you do want is for them to compliment each other. Think about the type of tone rather than matching exactly. So what you would want to consider when coordinating outfits would be, for example, to both pick pastel colors, or bold, or dark. Don’t try and have one wearing soft natural tones and the other wearing bright, neon ones.
Decide where to buy from
Sometimes it may pay to think about buying clothes from the same retailers or at least find complementary styles. Even if you are shopping for male and female styles, this is possible to do at stores like Target. Find more clothes at John Henrics website for gents looks, and then find a similar female site like J Crew. Since John Henric is a Swedish supplier, then why not check out woman’s Swedish styles too. It pays to look around as we all know our favorite stores but sometimes a change is good, especially when you are trying to coordinate outfits.
What occasions are you celebrating together?
It’s important to consider what occasions you spend time together as a couple before trying to coordinate outfits. This will guide you on what sections of your wardrobes you’ll need to coordinate. So if it’s mostly dinners out and more formal occasions then it makes sense to have complimentary business attire and evening wear. Or if it’s more going out for long walks in the woods then make an effort in that way. This leaves you free to have full personal expression throughout the rest of your clothing choices.
Make room for exceptions
Although this is a very important issue for some, be aware that your partner may not care as much as you do on this, or even just have very different ideas in this regard. As with any aspect of a relationship, you should be mindful of compromise, and just to keep the peace sometimes it’s better just to let them wear that horrible piece you hate that clashes with everything you own than try to coordinate outfits.