Dressed for: Unified Accents

Already Pretty outfit featuring mustard cardigan, turquoise eShakti dress, red studded belt, red glass vintage necklace, chunky silver bracelet, red flats

Cardigan – JCPenney (no longer available) – similar
Dress – eShakti (no longer available) – similar shape
Belt – Walgreenssimilar
Flats – BC Footwear Limousine
Necklace – thrifted – similar
Bracelet – thrifted – similar
Earrings – Urban Outfitters (no longer available) – similar

Someday soon I’ll pen a post in defense of matchy. Yes, I know it’s not the “in” thing to match your necklace, belt, and shoes. But look how unified this outfit is because of that repetition! It may not suit everyone, but I feel like a hearty dose of matchy-matchy can be a fun way to pull your outfits together.

Anyone with me? Are you a fan of matchy accessories? Or do you prefer that they “go” instead of match?

mustardtealred_details

**Disclosure: Actions you take from the hyperlinks within this blog post may yield commissions for alreadypretty.com. See Already Pretty’s disclosure statement for more details.

Next Post
Previous Post

13 Responses to “Dressed for: Unified Accents”

  1. Mia

    I don’t have a wide enough range of accessories to do matchy-matchy a lot of the time, but when I do, it can be very satisfying.

    (Speaking of matchy, in the first pic you look like you’ve got a pine cone in your hair!)

  2. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    I don’t have a strong feeling about it, but having been brought up on “must match”, I like to have my accessories “go”. Having said that, you look fab! : >

  3. Anne

    I love matchy-matchy! I adore your take on it. The colors are so unexpected together and I think the red accessories announce that this combination is intentional. Sometimes when nothing matches, I wonder what the person was thinking. To me, repetition gives an outfit rhythm. Yours makes me look from head to toe (literally). Good job!

  4. Adria Clark

    Usually I would say ‘go’ instead of ‘match’, but this is pretty. I personally like wearing a red necklace and red shoes, but I think that works because they aren’t too close together, like you’ve demonstrated here. I can’t stand earrings that match a necklace, they are just too close in proximity, and is just too…obvious, I suppose; lacking in creativity. 🙂 Like people who think their shirt and pants should be the same color.

  5. Sara@MilwaukeeKitchen

    Love your blog and read everything! I am most impressed that you found what looks to be a great belt at Walgreens!!! Keep up the wonderful, fresh fashion ideas! Sara

  6. zahra

    I love matchy ! Especially in this case where it is paired with such vibrant colors! Also, I like how you repeated it three times instead of two, making it a very coherent look.

    Have a great week!

    Zahra

  7. Virginia

    I think they just match and it’s pretty. It strays into matchy-matchy when the dress and the cardigan are the same red as well.

  8. Kaye

    I don’t find this matchy-matchy because the dress and cardigan are not too “matchy” and the red accents are what bring them together.

    On another note, I had my eye on that turquoise dress (after seeing the ads on your site!) and was so excited there was a dress place where you could order a custom length. I went back to get it and the TURQUOISE (and all other summery colors) were SOLD OUT!!! I guess I’m happy to see someone enjoying it…. sniff!

  9. No fear of fashion

    I love matchy / matchy, but I am told I should GO because it is more interesting. Let us say it depends. I think you are very right in saying that the three red items, equally far apart from each other (sort of) brings a rythm and by adding the orange cardigan you also included the GO.
    Well done. You look beautiful in this outfit.

  10. Linda L

    Oh, I’m the Queen of matchy matchy town. I have to struggle with myself to NOT match all my jewelry and accessories all the time. I think it rubbed off on my son – he doesn’t accessorize, but he loves to wear the same color top and bottom.

  11. Annie

    I do like matchy-matchy when I actually have the accessories for it. Outfits just look so much more unified! I will say though, I definitely think it’s possible to take it a little far (like my mom who prefers monochrome outfits and gets confused when I want to wear combos like yellow and purple). But to each their own!