Before you call PETA, hear me out. I don’t wear real fur, and I try, the best I can, not to own real leather. My favorite brand for vegan leather goods is Matt and Nat. However, I must admit, Kate Spade will always have a space in my closet.
One of my favorite style combinations is rough biker chic meets soft and feminine. When it comes to fashion, there is no better concept than opposites meeting up to make a lovely ensemble. This faux-leather beauty is my go-to for the perfect “goes-with-anything” jacket. (Grab your own here!)
Obviously, this featured outfit is missing a chunk of the feminine touch, but I couldn’t resist test driving this Muscles and Donuts tshirt! How fun is this tee?!? It pretty much sums up my thoughts- “thick thighs, thin patience”. I’m thankful someone had the guts to screen print these four words that pack a punch.
We know opposite styles make any fashion ensemble a rocking one, but in life, does the same apply? The most obvious example, do opposite people make a rocking pair? Does a quiet person and a loud, talkative person make a great couple? Do the best friendships come from two opposite personalities? I can’t say yes. You heard it hear first, opposites do not attract. Just recently, I heard a good friend say “my husband is the exact opposite of me”, and I had to pause and try my best not to show a reaction. When I go through the list of people, whether it be friendships or lovers, the best couples are similar, not opposite.
When I was single, I asked a friend’s husband what the secret to marriage success was. Obviously, I had failed. So, I was gathering any advice from all different types of people. His advice has stuck with me for years now. He said “find someone you want to build a life with, a teammate, a person you can work with towards a common goal”. Why would you want to build a life with someone that is completely opposite of you? This profound advice, which I agree with, does not work if the person you are with is 180 degrees of different.
Opposites attract, yes. Opposites do not stay together- clothing or people. Opposites are perfection when making fabulous outfits. Complete opposites do not work in relationships.