Gone are the days when wearing the same look as your friend was a big no no - now, the style set are doing it on purpose.
Let us provide some context to the situation we’ve all undoubtedly been in. You’re getting ready for an event/night out/daytime soirée and turn up wearing the same outfit as someone there – or worse, your best friend. Do you a) run for the hills and change said matching outfit b) spend the whole time trying to cover it up or c) take a picture to celebrate? Well, if you’re taking note from the style set it’ll be the latter. They’re used to getting snapped out and about at fashion month, but something they’ve all realised is that twinning is indeed winning.
Eva Chen was spotted wearing matching Sacai pink check and striped coats with friend Tiffany Hsu, and even French influencer Camille Charriere co-ordinated her Jacquemus thigh split dress with fellow Parisian pal AnneLaure Mais Moreau.
It’s all about being the same, but different. Go for a skirt and jacket in the same print or the same dress in different colours. Because let’s face it, turning up anywhere wearing exactly the same look is only going to be a disaster.
You know how back in the Nineties there would be an exchange of a split best friend necklace, most likely purchased from Claire’s? Well, we see this as the grown up equivalent.
At least buying the same clothes as your friend minimises the risk of that other situation we’ve all been in – lending clothes to a friend and never seeing them again…
Twins Ami and Aya have been quite literally twinning for years in matching outfits, to the joy of every street style photographer out there. From Chanel to Dior, they’re guaranteed to be at all the biggest shows wearing their joint favourite pieces from the new collection.
Fancy joining the club and coordinating with your BFF? Shop our edit of the best matchy-matchy pieces below.
Rust spot shirt dress, £49, Topshop
Polka spot blouse, £34, Topshop
Ganni zepra print dress, £350, net-a-porter.com
Ganni Blakeley zebra print skirt, £400, net-a-porter.com
Charlie two stripe tote, £175, rixo.co.uk
Toni two stripe blazer, £195, rixo.co.uk
Words: Harriet Davey