Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are clearly on the same fashion wavelength.
This week, the new couple practically broke the internet by showing up at Styles’ agent Jeff Azoff’s wedding wearing coordinating Gucci looks and matching face masks by The Vampire’s Wife — and that’s not the only time they’ve twinned.
Over the past several days, both Styles, 26, and Wilde, 36, have made a case for the return of a preppy style staple: the old-school argyle sweater.
In the pop star’s new music video for “Treat People With Kindness,” he performs a rollicking dance routine with co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with both wearing identical embellished argyle vests custom-made by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.
Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the “Treat People With Kindness” music video.YouTube
Fans couldn’t get enough of the matching moment. “So far I’ve spent a considerable amount of 2021 browsing for the perfect sequin argyle sweater vest,” one tweeted, while another asked the singer, “Can you sell the argyle vests as merch … I’m begging.”
Then, on Wednesday, Styles and Wilde were spotted strolling (and showing PDA) in Santa Barbara, with the “Don’t Worry Darling” director looking cozy in La Ligne’s “Campbell” sweater ($375) — a cropped argyle style in camel-colored cashmere.
To be fair, the famous lovebirds are far from the only ones embracing diamond-patterned knitwear these days. Designers including Miu Miu, Balmain and Christian Dior all showed argyle styles on their Fall 2020 runways, and stars like Bella Hadid, Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham have also rocked argyle in recent weeks.
Still, as one eagle-eyed fan put it on Twitter: “Olivia’s argyle moment days after Harry’s argyle moment can’t be a coincidence.”
Looking to revisit the collegiate closet classic for yourself? Shop a selection of similar knits below, including Wilde’s La Ligne version. One thing’s for certain: These aren’t your grandpa’s argyles.
La Ligne Campbell Sweater ($375)
Free People Silverstone Tunic ($198)
The Ragged Priest Brushed Argyle Cardigan ($80)
Ann Taylor Pearlized Argyle Sweater ($129)
Tommy Hilfiger Argyle Turtleneck Sweater ($79.50)
Pringle of Scotland V-Neck Argyle Jumper ($868)
Gucci Jacquard Equestrian Cardigan ($1,500)