How to Master This Accessory-Matching Trend Off the Runway

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How to Master This Accessory-Matching Trend Off the Runway

They say never to match your shoes to your handbag, but according to some of our favorite designers, matching your handbag to your dress is a styling must. With the matchy-matchy trend already taking over the red carpet, we weren’t altogether surprised to see some very well-coordinated ensembles coming down the runway at the Fall 2015 shows in New York and London. But this season, we’re not just talking about pairing a red dress with a red clutch for a monochromatic feel. No, no, no. This time around, it’s about exact matches in not just color but fabrication and texture, too.

From Marc Jacobs’s fur-and-houndstooth mashup to Burberry’s suede fringe set, and from Diane von Furstenberg’s rainbow-confetti printed wrap dress and top-handle bag to Victoria Beckham’s navy tweed trench dress and oversize envelope clutch, it seems designers are using every inch of fabric to create perfectly matched head-to-toe looks.

Read on for some runway inspiration and styling tips so you can try it out for yourself. Plus, we did some preliminary research on eight ready-to-buy matching sets to get you started.

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