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You know you love your significant other. But do you really? If you’re not wearing matching outfits, then you might want to think twice.
Okay, not really. That’s a tad overboard. But let’s face it: one of the cutest ways to show your special someone you adore them is to wear matching outfits. Not only that, but you can create a stellar couple aesthetic that turns heads whether you’re shopping downtown, having a dinner date, or heading out to the wedding reception.
How can you match with your S.O.? There are many great matching outfits for couples, whether you’re a minimalist couple or want to look drop-dead gorgeous.
Regardless of your look and personality, you might need a little help. Well, that’s what we’re here for. Below, you will find some of the best ideas for matching outfits for couples.
1. Matching Couple Shirts
The easiest way to dive into matching outfits for couples is to wear matching shirts. The most obvious choice is the notorious King and Queen duo. You know you’ve seen it, whether your BFF and her man are wearing it or you’ve seen it on Instagram. Something about this classic design is cool and edgy yet delightfully simple.
Don’t think you’re stuck with those same ole his and hers shirts, though. There are literally endless options when it comes to matching couple shirts. You can go for one of those silly yet fabulous phrase t-shirts, such as this. “His” shirt says I have everything I need while “Her” shirt says I am everything. Love it!
You can also go for two his and hers shirts that “connect,” like this cute Spiderman duo. “His” shirt comes with Spiderman releasing his web, and “Her” shirt shows her getting caught by the web. Not only is this adorable, but it’s great for the couples out there that can’t get enough Marvel in their lives.
2. Match Designs & Patterns
Funny and cute t-shirts are a great way to put together a matching outfit, but it’s not the only option. The aesthetic couple might prefer to go with something a bit more fashionable, especially if it fits a particular situation. For these folks, I suggest matching designs and patterns.
For example, this plaid duo set is ideal for fall. The plaid shirts and women’s skirt is an adorable combination that definitely shows the two of you are “together.” On the other hand, this luau-friendly combination is perfect for summer when you’re enjoying your vacation beachside.
If you’re really looking to stand out, don’t hesitate to be the life of the party with a wildly decorated animal print set like this.
3. Mix & Match Colors
Designs and patterns? Eh, they’re not for everyone. If you prefer to stick to solid colors instead, no worries. There are plenty of ways to put together matching outfits for couples using solid colors.
You have two options: the two of you can match the same color, or you can create a color block scheme with complementing colors. Here’s what I mean:
A jogging set like this is an excellent choice for those who want to match. Not only will it pair the two of you together instantly, but it’s a light and bright look-at-me shade that is heavily popular right now.
On the other hand, to mix but complement each other, the man might wear a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans while the woman wears a jean jacket and gray pants. This creates a color block effect that’s not only trendy but complements each other exquisitely.
4. Formal Attire
Oh, so there is a wedding in your future? How about a fancy party where you need to look your darndest? If you want to look dashing at this formal event, it’s only natural to put together a matching couple oozing with style and class. Here are two of our top picks.
This lovely green combination is nothing short of stunning and flawless. We love the deep, rich forest green hue that adorns the dress and matching suit. The velvet is undeniably sophisticated, and we love the subtle touch of design along the dress’s train. Needless to say, this is a gorgeous combination that will “wow” wherever it’s worn.
Here is another example of formal attire done right. The woman wears a lovely two-piece, perfectly-laced set with a long flowy skirt. The man wears a complementing suit with a matching undershirt to bring it all together. This look is slightly less sophisticated and more charming, but it certainly gets the job done for any black-tie affair.
5. Bathing Suits
Matching bathing suits? Uh, obviously. Who said you couldn’t be an aesthetic couple even when you’re strolling down the sandy shores? Or laying poolside? We love this adorable matching tropical duo, but this incredibly vibrant pairing is a clear winner, too.
6. Simple Solutions
Okay, you don’t have to be matching head to toe to truly be “matching” with your significant other. Sometimes, it’s better to keep things simple. Matching couple hats like these customized beanies are perfect for matching without going overboard. You can also opt for charming and lovey-dovey jewelry pieces for a subtle yet stunning way to match your S.O.
Common Questions Related to Matching Outfits for Couples
Why do couples wear matching outfits?
Okay, so there are plenty of matching outfits for couples to choose from. But why? Every couple has their reasons for wanting to match. However, it is primarily a clear sign to them (and the rest of the world) that they are in love and complement each other – just like the outfits do. It’s a declaration of commitment while also being thoughtful and romantic.
How do you get matching outfits?
You can buy pre-made matching outfits for couples or have them custom-made. Custom-made is especially unique and thoughtful, so it’s worth checking into.
Do couples match at weddings?
It certainly is not something that a couple “has” to do, but it is cute and fun! I would recommend planning a formal outfit that matches for any upcoming weddings or any other black-tie events.
Do couples that look alike stay together?
No, and I don’t think that wearing matching clothes will keep the relationship going strong when it isn’t. On the other hand, a strong couple with similar personalities may stay together better than others. In this case, wearing matching outfits is a great idea!
Do couples wear each other’s clothes?
They certainly can! This is especially true for girls wanting to wear their boyfriend’s clothes. There is just something so sweet, cute, and fun about wearing your man’s t-shirts and sweatshirts. However, there are no “rules” on what can and can’t be worn by each other. It’s your relationship – do what works for you and don’t question it.
There are so many great ways to wear matching outfits for couples. You can create the traditional couple aesthetic by wearing his and hers shirts, or you can go out of the box by mixing and matching colors. Regardless of what style you end up wearing, you can rest assured that your couple aesthetic is “on point,” and the whole world will know about your commitment.
Have you ever matched with your partner? What did you end up wearing? Which is your favorite matching outfit?
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