His ‘n’ hers fashion tends to divide opinion – is it cute? Tacky? Romantic? Nauseating? Some couples relish the chance to wear matching ensembles, while others prefer to have a completely separate fashion identity to their partner’s.
From Pulp’s 1994 album His ‘n’ Hers to the (often ill-advised) his ‘n’ hers tattoos favored by many celebrities, couples have long embraced the idea of ‘partner culture,’ whether through accessories, lifestyle gadgets or fashion.
Some fashion labels offer similar, but gender-specific outfits, so both you and your other half can look (almost) identical, while other labels offer styles that can be mixed ‘n’ matched between you and your partner, should you want to fully embrace the androgynous trend – this is best illustrated by the boyfriend-fit jeans, cardigans and blazers that filled the fashion last year.
It seems that the stars and their partners have been spotted wearing his ‘n’ hers outfits quite a lot in recent months – so, could 2012 be the year of synchronized styling?
Kate Winslet and new boyfriend Ned Rocknroll were spotted recently at LAX airport, both wearing jeans, black tops, grey jackets, brown boots and matching necklaces. Meanwhile, Rooney Mara, star of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and her boyfriend Charlie McDowell hit the Beverly Hills shops recently in similar black ensembles: dark coloured jeans, black tops and dark shoes to match.
Late last year, Elizabeth Hurley and partner Shane Warne paraded their matching styles at New York’s JFK airport. And Jennifer Aniston and her new boyfriend, Justin Theroux, have been known to embrace the joys of matching fashions: both were seen several times last year sporting near-identical looks: jeans, black tops and leather jackets teamed with his ‘n’ hers sunglasses.
For your own foray into his ‘n’ hers fashion, make sure you check out the latest collection from Ted Baker – the brand specializes in mix and match fashion and accessories for both sexes, with everything from stone-set watches to skinny jeans.