From Beyonce to Rita Ora, everyone has been sporting matching separates this season. This trend is perfect for the sartorial risk taker and is guaranteed to make heads turn. Monochromatic separates are a hit this season, as are printed ones, with all leading designers showcasing this trend on runways and at their. Here’s how to get it right:
When you sport matching separates together, you instantly get a harmonoius look without much effort. Separates of the same colour also make you look sleek and sophisticated. Moreover, the separates in your wardrobe can be paired with other clothes in solid or printed patterns. Pair a printed top with a pair of jeans, for instance.
Less is more
Minimalism is key to looking stylish in separates. If you are wearing a printed co-ordinated ensemble, you need to keep your footwear, bags and other accessories in solid colours. Avoid clash of contrasts.
Crop tops are a rage right now. They can be worn with matching high-waisted skirt, tailored tapering pants, pencil skirts or even shorts. If you’re wearing a printed combo, you can accessorise with a plain jacket and neutral accessories.
Pointed pumps, stilettos and wedge heels look good on separates. It should be in a different colour from the outfit. A black and white printed separate suit (blazer and pants) will look nice with white, pointed pumps.
Play with white
If you are planning to wear white in separates and don’t want to look too dull, experiment with some textures and patterns. A colourful piping or a hint of gold or silver will add bling to your outfit. Opt for white footwear instead of black ones and see the difference.
Lips don’t lie
Teaming bold lips with printed separates seem to be in vogue. If you are wearing something in blue or purple, try a deep pink shade. Red, plum and burgundy lips are also in fashion. You could experiment with your eye shadow and keep your lips plain. A hot nailpaint is also a good choice.
Bling for your buck
For an evening party, you can play around with your accessories. Carry a shimmering clutch, don strappy sandals and wear a nice piece of jewellery like a pair of earrings or bracelet. A nice hair clip will also jazz up your look.
Figure it out
While the pencil skirt, crop top and shorts look good on women with fit bodies, those on the plump side can try out pants with a jacket or a voluminous top with loose shorts.