By Raquel Franco
This past Sunday as I sat down with my morning coffee and my fashion literature (aka In Style, Vogue, etc.), and I noticed something peculiar. Flipping through the glossy pages and celebrity faces I noticed that many of our favorite stars were looking oh so cute but one thing was out of place. None of their couture pieces really matched. Why do things that clash, mesh? Is it like relationships when opposites attract or is it that they have the perfect body and anything looks good?
One of my fellow fashionista’s, Chantel, mentioned that, ” clothes that clash look good because it looks thrown together and effortless, as opposed to matching everything which looks calculated and trying too hard.” This can be true. When an outfit matches too much you can appear stiff and up tight and you definitely will come off as someone who is trying to please everyone. A mismatched look like Ashley Olsen’s is sexy and gives off the vibe that you don’t care what anyone thinks.
While talking to another fashionsta I learned that sometimes what looks like clashing is really matching. A cool clashing outfit may deceive you by adding a small accessory that pulls the opposite styles together.
But the most common response I received when asking women why clashing works was because of confidence. Sarah Jessica Parker is a perfect example. While starring in Sex and the City as Carrie Bradshaw she constantly wore funky pieces that no one in their right mind would put together but she always pulled it off. I believe it was because she had confidence and she was just having fun with her wardrobe and that’s what made her look fabulous.
So if you are thinking about clashing this weekend just grab an accessory to match and let your confidence shine on the outside and you are ready to go!