Throwback The ’90s – The Matchy-Matchy Look

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Once upon a time in the ’90s, it was essential that your fashion accessories matched your outfits.

I chose this ’90s photo of myself as an example; in which, I paired my purple door-knocker earrings with my beetroot matching shorts and top set; and I wore an indigo pendant plus a pair of purple heels. AND of course, my eye shadow and nail polish were light purple.
Okay, from this particular shot, my pendant and heels could not be seen, but basically, they were all matched to the colour purple and its violet colour family.

This style of colour matching was very common back in the ’90s. The funny thing I have noticed is that, even though we have grown out of the matchy-matchy trend – actually, what’s in trend now is clashing, which is totally unmatching – I still spot some ladies, who have stayed with the ’80s and ’90s styles and who; excuse me saying it, seem to be stuck in the matchy-matchy world.
The truth about the matchy-matchy look is that, it can be tricky, some time it works, most of the time they don’t. To re-embrace this trend is more complicated than putting on a choker or wearing a pair of ripped jeans. My advice here is, ‘When in doubt, don’t do it!’

What would be the ultimate matchy-matchy other than the celebrity couples appearing in carefully coordinated matching ensembles? Remember Victoria and David Beckham wearing Versace matching black leather outfits when turning up to the 1999 Versace party?! And, Britney Spears with Justin Timberlake in matching head-to-toe denim in 2001 (Well, it still counts as ’90s!) American Music Awards.
Let’s not forget the blonde matching haircuts Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt once shared in 1997.

To wrap this post, I’d like to share one of my favourite fashion icons Sarah Jessica Parker’s ensemble. She was in a golden snakeskin mini with matching sandals and clutch. This picture of her was taken in 1997, Sarah Jessica was cast as Carrie the year after, and the rest; as they say, is history…

Main photo credit: Tsong-Chii, Lynn

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35 comments

  1. I love your outfit, you look sooo good in this picture!

    ❤️ Leani

    1. Thank you! I’m happy to hear it from you Leani. 😘

  2. Wow, such a wonderful outfit. It looks great on you! ❤

    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback Edisa. 💞

  3. Stunning outfit & photo! Xx

    1. You are so sweet Raysa! X

      1. You’re welcome! 🙂

  4. Daniela Soriano · · Reply

    I love this, totally 90’s inspired! ❤

    https://shesjustlikeheaven.wordpress.com/

    1. I’m glad to hear that Daniela! 😘

  5. Great post! 1. I love how 90’s trends are back at the moment, all the chokers everyone is rocking makes me very happy. 2. I love the flashback history to the 90’s I totally remember the Beckham’s Versace outfits and Carrie’s snakeskin look… WOW! Looking forward to your next post 🙂

    1. Thank you for your wonderful feedback Jessica. 🙂 Yes, there were lots of memorable ‘fashion moments’ from the ’90s that we could not get enough of.., the good thing about fashion is that, we can always bring the trends back and re-embrace them! X

  6. Love the flashback! xxoo

  7. This color looks great on you!

    1. Thank you Tee. X

  8. Conscious lifestyle of mine · · Reply

    Beautiful post dear! Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog : )
    Sending much love!
    Xx
    Rosa Larissa Klara
    conscious lifestyle of mine

    1. Likewise! Thank you for stopping by Rosa. Love & hugs!! X

  9. Beautiful image of you. Maybe it’s time to bring back the matchy-matchy in all our lives? Any picture of Carrie (or pre-Carrie) makes me smile 🙂

    1. Thank you Jackie. 🙂 I guess that the matchy-matchy has never gone away, we just have minimized our approach on it, don’t you think?

  10. Love this!! 90s was an amazing fashion period. ❤

    1. Thank you. 💞 I couldn’t agree more! 👌

  11. Looking good! Love how you’ve matched your lipstick colour to your outfit. Great earrings too.

    1. Thank you Marje. Well, nothing feels better than covering yourself from the head to toe with your favourite colour!! 😉

  12. Love your look 🙂

    1. Thank you Neha! 🙂

  13. Love this matching set! You always take the best pictures too! 😊
    -Nicole
    https://alternativedressing.wordpress.com

    1. Awww.., thank you Nicole! 😘

  14. You are gorgeous!!

    1. Awww.., thank you Sarah! X

  15. This was such a pleasure to read! took me right back to the good old days 😍

    1. Thank you Rime. I’m happy to know that it entertains you! 💝

  16. 90’s inspiration! ❤

    https://mxstylebook.wordpress.com/

  17. You were so beautiful then and you are so beautiful now!

    1. Awww.., that’s very sweet of you to say that! X

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