How will you react if you run into a stranger wearing the same clothes as you do

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  1. cheerfulnuts profile image60
    cheerfulnutsposted 12 years ago

    How will you react if you run into a stranger wearing the same clothes as you do?

    Will you hide? Will you give him/her a high five? Will you say hello? What is the right way to deal with this awkward situation?

  2. Jaynie2000 profile image84
    Jaynie2000posted 12 years ago

    I love fashion, but I am not so vain as to think I've got unique taste or that I have exclusive rights to something, so for me, it wouldn't really be awkward. I suppose if nothing else, I'd think the other person had great taste! I might even take the initiative to tell her that.

  3. shanaya profile image60
    shanayaposted 12 years ago

    LOL. This topic is kinda funny. well, i'm sure nobody liked the idea of wearing the same thing to a complete stranger.
    I don't mind conceptual matching, but if its a carbon copy, it freaks me out. I don't even like accidentally speaking in unison with people, let alone dressing the same!
    BUT you should be confident enough in whatever you wear.Than only you can handle this awful situation.

  4. nidhi.singh profile image60
    nidhi.singhposted 12 years ago

    would go up to them and say "great choice" big_smile

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    I'd smile and wave and have a great laugh.  But I am in rural Montana where the uniform is T-shirt and jeans.

  6. mariasial profile image65
    mariasialposted 12 years ago

    Well i don't have anxiety of looking very unique every time so i feel good if somebody is carrying it better than me and i feel bad if somebody carrying it badly.

  7. profile image0
    Giselle Maineposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes I wouldn't say anything, but if I do, I say "I guess you got the memo about wearing a yellow dress too!" or whatever the item was.

  8. sangre profile image93
    sangreposted 12 years ago

    Try and just act like hi, whatever, make a joke of it, at least then it won't be awkward.

  9. CARIBQUEEN profile image64
    CARIBQUEENposted 12 years ago

    Just smile and congratulate the other person for having such great taste in clothing.

  10. ChristineVianello profile image61
    ChristineVianelloposted 12 years ago

    I would say..... "Awesome, someone else has the same great taste as I do."

  11. Edoka Writes profile image62
    Edoka Writesposted 12 years ago

    I would probably smile and compliment the persons taste.

  12. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    I am so used to it as I normally buy the same clothing 3 - 4 pairs. So it will be normal for strangers or even friends seeing me wearing the same clothes even though it is not so.

  13. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image82
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years ago

    I'd feel like they must be poor, working in some job in which you don't mind getting dirty; and that they don't have good fashion sense, or just weren't trying to impress anyone with what they were wearing.

  14. ravenlt04 profile image60
    ravenlt04posted 12 years ago

    It's happened to me!  Once I just complimented her.

    I usually feel confident that I look better in it!  smile

  15. jagandelight profile image70
    jagandelightposted 12 years ago

    As a matter of fact this happened to me recently and it took me a back when I saw this girl in my top. I looked at her and she at me, I was uncomfortable because of how she looked at me so I quickly took my eye off her.  I definitely looked better in it than her, this is the complete honest truth, sorry to say. Certain things some people can't wear well because it will not flatter their body type as well.

  16. LifeMeansChange profile image58
    LifeMeansChangeposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes I approach that person and announce that I have the same [insert article of clothing here], lol. But it's not awkward to me at all. If you shop in a store, it's inevitable that someone else someone has the exact same something that you do. And that's ok. No need to be ashamed!

  17. Trevor Davis profile image57
    Trevor Davisposted 12 years ago

    "why hello sir, i see you have impeccable taste in fashion. Great minds dress alike and so do we! Hahahaha"

  18. stclairjack profile image77
    stclairjackposted 12 years ago

    my first instinct was to say that i have no fashion sense what so ever and if some one were to dress the same as me i would pray for them,.... however,....

    i have a co-worker who constantly wears the same color shirt as me, on mondays no less so that it might get mentioned by our boss durring the begining week dpt head meeting,...

    its absolutely infuriating.the boss uses this as a way to infer that we're sleeping together which we most deffinately are not,... he actualy comes right out and says,.. "do you two pick out your shirts when you roll out of oppossit sides of the bed?"

    i gigled uncontrollably one day when my co-worker wore the same color shirt as the boss,... boss man asked what was sooooo funny,.... so i pointed out that they were wearing the same color shirt,... "was this a one night stand,.. or should i be jelous?" i asked,...

    strangely enough, the subject has not come up again.

  19. Stump Parrish profile image60
    Stump Parrishposted 12 years ago

    First look down to see if you are still wearing your clothes. If not this might indicate that he or she is a congressman/woman and they havefinally  stooped to stealing the clothes off of our backs.

    Second possibility is that you have just met yourself in a parallel universe. Always carry last night's lottery numbers in case they're from the past and a notebook in case they're from the future. Superbowl winners is another bit of information to keep handy and ask for.

    Third option is to ask them if Walmart has the new fall clothes in yet. It obvious that's where they to are forced to shop.

  20. sunitibahl9 profile image61
    sunitibahl9posted 12 years ago

    oh that would embarras me. i would rather love to hide myself. i have my own identity and style and dont want anyone else to be like me. strange but true

  21. Jenneez profile image59
    Jenneezposted 12 years ago

    LOL haha :-) This has happened to me before and I think it's fun and hilarious! I just look at them and point at them, depending, because some people may get offended, and say, "Macy's" and I totally love your style ;-O  whoohooo! We should go shopping together! This has made people totally crack up!

  22. profile image29
    crystalpowellposted 12 years ago

    If i saw someone wearing the same thing as me i would definitely have to stop them and tell them they had great taste and ask if they wanted to be friends on facebook.

  23. puddingicecream profile image69
    puddingicecreamposted 12 years ago

    There's no shame in that. Hey, maybe you've got yourself a clothes buddy! I would just smile at them.

  24. Wonder Referrals profile image40
    Wonder Referralsposted 12 years ago

    I would certainly get a kick of it !
    That person has really great taste in clothes.

  25. PiaC profile image60
    PiaCposted 12 years ago

    I say "hey great outfit!" And then make a joke of it smile Sometimes, I make sure that the other person is not offended. I dont think I have great style, but want to make sure that the other person is comfortable too.

  26. fetty profile image66
    fettyposted 12 years ago

    About four years ago, an older lady  (about 10 years older than I ) was wearing the exact bathing suit.  She proudly pointed this out to me, yelling over about a 25 yard distance on a crowded beach. I said something very polite but rather curt.  But my husband said my face was priceless.  Yes, I need to lose 25 pounds just as I did that day.  But the fact that I viewed her as elderly really injured the ole self-image. I got over it fast though. I'm no 'fashionista' that's for sure.

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  28. laidbacklady profile image70
    laidbackladyposted 12 years ago

    This has only happened to me once, and it was last spring.  My best friend and I had gone out for lunch and I was wearing a shantung jacket with the matching shell underneath and a pair of dark blue jeans.  I was facing away from the entrance and my best friend looked up and told me someone else had just entered the room wearing almost the exact same outfit.  So, I casually turned around, the other woman looked my way, and we gave each other the thumbs up sign and a big smile.  That was it.  No feeling of embarrassment.  Just an almost comforting feeling that my taste in clothes is shared with at least one other person!

  29. Smart is Good profile image60
    Smart is Goodposted 12 years ago

    I make it obvious and play it cool, If it's my friend I'd say "Hey we  look like twins" and don't stress about it. Each one is different and you will look different even if you're wearing the same everything. If it's someone I don't know you don't have to go over to say something, because you really don't have to. But if you feel like you should then go over and say something like "Hey, I love your outfit!" but I don't think it's necessary. It might be awkward at first but hey you for sure know how to rock an outfit so no worries.

  30. Farmer Brown profile image62
    Farmer Brownposted 12 years ago

    If I saw someone wearing the same threads as myself, I would enter us both in TLC's "What Not to Wear"!

  31. dillon102 profile image59
    dillon102posted 12 years ago

    If i was to say anything at all i would say you have great taste.

  32. loneparentgiggles profile image60
    loneparentgigglesposted 12 years ago

    I bumped into someone in the street wearing the same jumper as me a while back... I said extremely loudly (more than once too, embarrassingly enough) "look, she has the same jumper on as me!"

  33. Bud Gallant profile image59
    Bud Gallantposted 12 years ago

    That's never happened to me, but I would think it was pretty cool, and I definitely would remark on it, in passing, anyway.

  34. The Reminder profile image76
    The Reminderposted 12 years ago

    By saying the most obvious thing. Nice pants man! Loving the shoes!!

  35. dipsmi profile image63
    dipsmiposted 12 years ago

    give a happy look smile someone shares the same fashion sense as mine!!!!

  36. Sunshine talks profile image58
    Sunshine talksposted 12 years ago

    I would be in an awkward status. Espicially if theres other people around. However keep it together. Or else it will look like they can wear it better.

  37. Cat R profile image69
    Cat Rposted 12 years ago

    It honestly never mattered to me. I have never been superficial enough to see cloth as something to make myself look better. I try not to look bad, but cloth are really something like a car or anything else that you need. I am more for comfort and longevity than looks. As long as it is a dark color and looks half decent, I like it. And if somebody else likes it too, I guess it was a good pick.

  38. Leanna McCarthy profile image61
    Leanna McCarthyposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes I say "nice shirt" or whatever and laugh a little. It makes it less awkward. The worst is when your wearing the same dress. That's really bad.

  39. WindMaestro profile image59
    WindMaestroposted 12 years ago

    I will feel awesome, and here is why:
    I was at Disney World's Hollywood Studios, and I had just left a show. I was wearing a really awesome Darth Vader shirt and, I feel pretty awesome in it. While I was walking out I saw this 6' 5'' broad shouldered Nordic man with long golden dreadlocks walking my way. He was wearing the same shirt. I saw him. He saw me. He said "Bro!" I said, "Dude!" And we high-fived on the spot, and kept walking, going about our business.
    It is I believe, one of the most satisfying moments of my life.

  40. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 12 years ago

    I will slap their face and tell them to take it off!  Are you serious, who would want to see someone wearing the same thing as they are and if you do it's like whatever....gooo way over there


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