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Bon and Pon, InstaGirl Princess Anne and the Silvia Tcherassi belted shorts

Wearing matching his and hers outfits is the most eyeball-burningly hideous offence you can ever commit in coupledom? Think again my friend, think again.

Meet Bon and Pon, the 60-something-year-old Japanese couple who have turned dressing up in co-ordinated clothes into an art form. The super-stylish couple have notched up over 700,000 followers on Instagram since starting to post photos of themselves decked out in matching outfits in late 2016.

Bonpon511 (an Instagram handle which incorporates their childhood nicknames with the date of their wedding anniversary) - or Tsuyoshi and Tomi Seki as they are known in real life, post photos of themselves almost daily wearing similar styles and colours and against complimentary backdrops including works of art, the sea or in front of their home.

The photos are also testament to the love the college sweethearts have for each other after 38 years of marriage. They first found fame after a Yahoo! Japan article about their Instagram images went viral and they have since had two books celebrating married life published alongside numerous articles in Japanese newspapers and magazines.

Their next project is to launch their own clothing line at the Japanese department store Isetan Mitsukoshi.

The couple say they have always had similar taste in clothes but it was Instagram fame that prompted them to co-ordinate more closely, even during lazy days at home and trips to the supermarket. They say they are happy to be described as style icons in the media but really they wear simple, inexpensive clothes from high street chains like Uniqlo.

The couple met when they were both students at art school in Tokyo. Tsuyoshi went onto work in design and marketing whilst Tomi chose to stay at home with their daughter. They believe retirement should mark the start of a second life and now they are on their own, they have raised a family and are not working, they have more time to do fun things together.

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Meanwhile, Vogue magazine declares Princess Anne has beaten all the 'InstaGirls' to the next big sunglasses trend. The 67-year-old was spotted at the Chelsea Flower Show wearing, to quote the fashion bible: "a pert cream coat and kicky brown pumps that she coolly accessorised with a pair of sporty Adidas sunglasses".

The frameless acrodynamic sunglasses are more often worn by athletes but have been spotted on the catwalks of Stella McCartney and Fenty x Puma recently.

Without a doubt the youngsters could learn more than a thing or two from the 'more mature' style set. Young fashionistas are currently experiencing a technical hitch with the ripped jeans trend. Many have posted up photos of their sun burnt knees on social media after wearing their favourite strides out in the blazing hot weather.

Possible solutions have included putting suncream on your knees before you head outside, but this reporter has another solution - shorts. Here's some from an exotically named design label called Silvia Tcherassi. Co-ordinate them with your partner, or not, as may be your want.


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