Now Trending: Playing Matchy-Matchy With the Exact Same Print

Now Trending: Playing Matchy-Matchy With the Exact Same Print
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Mixing and matching prints (think leopard and floral or polka dots and stripes) used to be all the rage. Now it seems like playing pattern samesies is how the cool kids are doing it.

And we're not just talking traditional printed pant suits (with a blazer and pleated trousers). Whether your separates of choice are a cute crop top and pencil skirt (à la Rachel Bilson), or a long sleeved t-shirt and evening peg pants (like Holland Roden), or a peplum tank and cigarette pants (see Nina Dobrev), or a double-breasted jacket and a flared mini-skirt (much like Solange Knowles), the point of this particular trend is to make a strong sartorial statement by stepping out in style—and the exact same pattern.

The very best news here? Adding a printed suit to your wardrobe literally triples your outfit options. Now you can wear the printed pieces together, or with other prints, or with neutral solids. The possibilities are completely endless!

Celebrities at the 2014 People's Choice Awards Nominations event at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on November 5, 2013. Stars hit the red carpet for the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards.lActress Nina Dobrev attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California.Solange Knowles visits 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City.