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Just because something is normal doesn't mean it's the best. The standard sitcom formula can sometimes fall flat with today's audiences; classic flavor pairings can seem too expected for a 2019 palate. It's the risky, more unusual choices that create truly showstopping moments.
Take these nine unexpected pairings, for example. From fashion to wellness to entertainment, these combinations shouldn't work in theory, but in reality, they're a match made in heaven.
A Flirty Dress and Sporty Sneakers
Athleisure and ruffles might not seem like a natural pairing at first, but there's something wonderful about finishing off a feminine outfit with sneakers. Plus, they're much more practical than high heels!
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Bright Orange and Creamy Vanilla
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Zingy citrus fruit and creamy vanilla might not be an obvious matchup, but they make for an exciting, complementary flavor combination. The brightness of the orange flavor complements the smooth vanilla beautifully in brand-new
Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar. Pick up a can to try it for yourself!
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Avant-Garde Art and the Red Carpet
Sure, a glamorous couture gown from a major designer might be the conventional choice for an award show, but a boundary-pushing piece is sure to make a bigger splash. Just think back to iconic fashion choices like dresses made out of raw meat or covered in life-size swans.
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Bright Eye Shadow and Equally Bold Lips
The typical beauty advice holds that it's best to focus the attention on one of your features. If you're trying out bold winged eyeliner, keep the rest of your face simple, and so on. That's not always the case, though. Sometimes, more is more — like when you pair a bold lipstick with a poppy, almost-neon eye shadow.
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Goats and Yoga
You might not think a bunch of bleating goats would go with your Vinyasa flows, but these cuddly creatures add some welcome lightness and laughter to any practice. Plus, they put a whole new twist on Downward Dog!
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Country and Rap
Those these two genres might seem like polar opposites, country stars and rap artists can find a surprising harmony in collaborations. The twang of an acoustic guitar can be an ideal backdrop for an up-tempo rap verse.
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Menswear and Miniskirts
Oversize meets curve-hugging in this fashion choice. When you opt for a men's suit jacket or button-up on top, it provides an ideal contrast to a teeny-tiny miniskirt. This look also has perfect balance on both coverage and silhouette.
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Modern Minimalism and Oversaturated Colors
Homes that favor sleek, streamlined furniture often stick to neutral palettes, like muted earth tones or black and white. Actually, keeping the design elements simple allows you to go big when it comes to color.
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Off-the-Rack Outfits and A-List Celebrities
Though it's fun to window-shop for the high-end designer duds your favorite celebrities wear, actually being able to afford one of those pieces is even better. It's just one more thing you have in common with your favorite actress, singer, or reality TV star!
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