With the images of Britney and Justin in double denim and Becks and Posh in matching leather ingrained in the public psyche, celebrity couple’s style is a part of Hollywood fashion folklore. Kanye West and Julia Fox, are the most recent duo who inaugurated into the matchy-matchy hall of fame, and they indeed reminded us of the fact that the looks of couples are more contrived than off-the-cuff (Source: Vogue). It comes as to be too rare to see that a couple’s dress is totally in sync when the paparazzi aren’t there lurking, but when it comes to Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde, it is important to accept that their day-to-day dressing is even better together.
The pair marks their history to fell for each other on the set of Wilde’s second directorial feature, “Don’t Worry Darling” are now seen to be radiating #couplegoals since they were first photographed hand in hand at the wedding ceremony of Jeffrey Azoff (Style’s agent) and Glenne Christiaansen back in January 2021 (whoa! It has been a year!). Wearing the bohemian of Gucci – luxe finery and the face masks of the Vampire’s Wife, they were a holy union of lace, silk, and ribbons; Wilde is the perfect foil to the free-spirited aesthetic Styles has carved out for himself.
In Los Angles, Olivia and Harry live in tees, jeans, and trainers. Their accessories are the only signifiers of their fame. Styles come rarely at sight without his Saint Laurent bug-eyed white California sunnies, while Lexxola’s popular tinted Damien pair is worn by Olivia. Both of them come adorned in gold jewelry; Harry’s Gucci that is obvious, and Olivia’s by Starling. They are sighted strolling along arm in arm in battered plimsolls, distressed denim, and band shirts, and nothing indicates that there is a stylist behind their downtime uniform (Source: Vogue). As to see, this kind of knowing streetwear is not worn by the Biebers, and neither the low-key uber-high fashion of A$AP Rocky and Rihanna; it is pop-to-the-shops kind of clothing that Styles and Wilde wears. In this era, where most of the celebrities trade-off their pre-and post-gym outfits, Wilde and Styles – who don’t even have a portmanteau, unline Bennifer, Juliye, etc. are there bucking the trend.
One of the most interesting factors about this pair is that they understand the power that comes with playing it cool and staying true to themselves. Instead of urging their fans to buy the same sneakers as them, they make a vase for originality during their rare appearance together. “Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with,” Style once told Vogue, the fashion magazine (Source: Vogue). While for her partner’s modern, gender-fluid image, Wilde said: “It’s pretty powerful and kind of extraordinary to see someone in his position redefining what it can mean to be a man with confidence.” (Source: Vogue).
Olivia often swaps out her Pangaia and Bella Freud jumpers for Harry Styles tour merch being a dedicated cheerleader of his work and proving that she is still on a (watermelon sugar) high for Harry – even in the conditions where they are there going long distances and living their lives of individuality, away from each other. This kind of Public Display of Affection (PDA) is more relatable than the matching Balenciaga in our books. Until autumn, Don’t Worry Darling might not be out (as predicted), but you can bet their unified couple’s glamour which will be a lesson in individuality in times when it comes around (Source: Vogue).