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Print sets to level up your next look

12th October, 2023

Pink and green printed set by Muma World

Who doesn’t love an outfit shortcut? One of my faves right now is a matching set. They’re about as one and done as a dress—no fussing around, just add shoes and accessories and you’re ready to go. I’ve embraced the co-ordinating set in so many different ways, from a floaty linen shirt and shorts, to a silky PJ-style top and bottom to a denim two-piece ensemble. What they all have in common is that they’re easy as you can get. So as you can imagine, I jumped aboard the printed set trend immediately. Wearing a set takes away having to think about what top you’re going to pair with which bottom, plus the vibrancy of a great print really makes a statement.

I wore a number of printed sets during my trip to Europe this year because I love no-fuss outfits when I’m travelling. Living out of a suitcase means only pieces that are going to get worn get to come along as I hate to overpack. So, it speaks volumes that I brought the sets above and below with me. Both allowed me to have fun with my look given the bold and bright prints of each, but they also looked polished. Plus if I wanted to wear them separately I totally could.

This summer, if you’re wanting to have a fuss-free time getting an outfit together I highly recommend trying a printed set. They’re so in line with the more playful vibe of summer dressing, but have the polish required to ensure you look put together when you walk out the door. I don’t know about you but there’s so much to love about that.

Ready to embrace a printed set? Check out my edit below.

Chevron wonderfulness by SWF


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Easy outfit go-to: the co-ord set

5th October, 2018

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…
MSGM leopard print satin skirt and shirt

You’re guaranteed to steal the show with this bold and bright animal print number.

Miguelina wide-leg pant and crop top

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.

Koché leopard print pant and blazer

Make a statement in this thoroughly modern and daring take on traditional suiting.

Sister Jane button up shirt and skirt

With its checked print and sweet finishes this is a feminine way to wear a matching set.

Glamorous tweed jacket and mini skirt

A little Clueless-esque, this jacket and skirt is a preppy take on the co-ord trend.

Wild Honey zip front pants and jacket

A cute cropped pant paired with its co-ordinating jacket is a great go-to for days at the office or an important event.

ASOS Design boucle cropped jacket and shorts

Shorts look decidedly grown up when styled with a cropped jacket, even more so in a classic houndstooth pattern.

Wild Honey blazer and skirt

A double breasted blazer paired with an asymmetric skirt is a contemporary iteration of traditional suiting.

Glamorous wrap front top and skirt

This is a sophisticated pairing that I could definitely see as a polished look for an evening event.

Miguelina wide leg pant and tie front top

The gorgeous tropical pattern and tie front top make this a compulsory purchase if you’re about to escape on an island holiday.

Sies Marjan satin blazer and straight leg pant

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.

Ports 1961 cropped bandeau top and skirt

Consider for your next event. A top and skirt make for a great alternative to your usual go-to dress.