Want to look polished without really trying? Then a co-ord set will quickly become a firm favourite. It’s an outfit that gives an air of polish with its perfectly co-ordinated top and bottom. It just screams pulled together. And it’s also one of the easiest things you can wear. No further consideration needs to be given to what to pair with a particular pant or skirt, all the hard work has been done for you. And if you want to change things up you a bit, a set can be split into separates, doubling their wear.
I’ve become a huge fan of late. My love of suiting further extending into everything from a matching shirt and skirt to a wrap jacket with a relaxed pant. When I need to get out the door fast it’s the one thing I turn to that’s guaranteed to have me looking sleek and chic without any fuss.
The great thing about this trend is that it works for casual day wear, office attire to a special event. There’s a two-piece ensemble to suit virtually every occasion and it’s quickly becoming a no-brainer solution to most outfit dilemmas. It’s the easiest shortcut to looking polished you can have in your wardrobe.
Shop my pick of co-ordinated sets below…
You’re guaranteed to steal the show with this bold and bright animal print number.
A crop top can be a bit daunting to wear but paired back with a wide leg pant it becomes a little more wearable. Bonus points for the gorgeous dusty pink colour.
Make a statement in this thoroughly modern and daring take on traditional suiting.
With its checked print and sweet finishes this is a feminine way to wear a matching set.
A little Clueless-esque, this jacket and skirt is a preppy take on the co-ord trend.
A cute cropped pant paired with its co-ordinating jacket is a great go-to for days at the office or an important event.
Shorts look decidedly grown up when styled with a cropped jacket, even more so in a classic houndstooth pattern.
A double breasted blazer paired with an asymmetric skirt is a contemporary iteration of traditional suiting.
This is a sophisticated pairing that I could definitely see as a polished look for an evening event.
The gorgeous tropical pattern and tie front top make this a compulsory purchase if you’re about to escape on an island holiday.
Pink is one of the biggest colour trends right now and when it’s in the form of a great co-ord such as this, you definitely need to make it yours.
Consider for your next event. A top and skirt make for a great alternative to your usual go-to dress.