Do You Match Your Accessories Like Vanessa?

03/29/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

We already know she looks good in short-shorts, but at a recent SELF magazine event, Vanessa Minnillo confessed to PEOPLE that her real weakness is perfectly matched accessories. “I’ve gotten into purses and sunglasses like it’s my job,” the TRL host told us. “I have to match my purse with my outfit as well as a great pair of shades. Like if I have on gold hoops and gold in my bag I won’t wear silver rimmed sunglasses. I’ve been really, really OCD with that lately.” She does “love all fashion,” but singled out designer Tracy Reese (whose beaded cocktail dress she was wearing) as a current fave. “I’m a big fan of her. I just love the store and love everything she does.” Tell us: Do you feel the need to match all of your accessories? Does it matter if they are different metals?

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Kim P. from Ajax on

Of course it matters. Stick with either all silver or all gold and you are good to go.

penni on

I agree with Vanessa. I wouldn’t leave the house with gold jewelery and silver rimmed sunglasses. Or a brown/tan based outfit and a black purse and etc. I switch according to every outfit. It seems trivial, but our appearance makes all the difference in this world!

Allison on

Yes, I am also OCD about that..always have been. It drive me crazy when people mix metals…I thought I was the weird one, mybe not.

Kristin on

Sounds like Nick found himself another material girl. If she is OCD over gold and silver mixing she has issues.

Ahhh.. to be so vain…..

Dana on

I do match my accessories, but I don`t go crazy – I don`t buy new pair of shades if they don`t match with my bag!


I just love her dress it is sooo cute!!!

Summerann on

What a pretty girl! She is always very stylish, and I have to agree with her, it isn’t fashion unless you coordinate your accessories and put some thought into it.
I hope she and Nick live happily ever after!!!

Dana on

I do match my accessories, but I don`t go crazy – I don`t buy new pair of shades if they don`t match with my bag!

j on

YES, it matters. i’m completely anal about it!! i guess it just depends on how well put toghether one chooses to be.

Maureen on

I wouldn’t say that everything has to match exactly, but the accessories must compliment the outfit and each other. But metallics must be the same shade – meaning all gold or all silver.

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