For ages it was the cardinal sin of style. Too much matching meant one’s great nana wielded serious influence, or a fixation with finding the same hue of handbag, pumps and polish took up far too much time. That’s still a no, but sets of top/ trouser, top/ skirt combos have been lighting up the runways for several seasons.
There are tricks, of course. Not everything (footwear and purses especially) should stay identical (very dependent on the colour, black is always the exception) and adding edgy accessories easily offsets the grandma vibe. The look shouts seventies – very Spring 2015, perfect for the upcoming warm spell.