I have two problems with the matchy look: 1) people tend …

Comment on Style Trial: The Matchy-Matchy Look by Francesca.

I have two problems with the matchy look:

1) people tend to do it in really grating colours, and end up walking around like enormous oranges/canaries that have escaped their cage

2) It can go wrong so easily. You think it matches and then you go out looking like a pastel sampler for wallpaper, in grading shades of (almost but not quite the same) colour

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