I’ve always been a fan of two-piece matching sets. While I like to mix and match and be a little more playful from time to time, I love the idea of a matching top and bottom or like here, trousers and jacket.
And buying a matching set is a true win-win. While designed to be worn together, styling and wearing them separately can work equally well. Or do it like me and add another layer to create yet another look. While on certain days I spend more time carefully choosing what to wear, sometimes, all I want from my wardrobe is a ready-made outfit to do all the hard work for me. Being more functional than a jumpsuit and more flexible than a tailored dress, they’ve become an essential in not only my closet. And while I like to keep it clean, co-ordinate sets are a good way of introducing brighter colours and prints without the long-term commitment to a head-to-toe look, and simply take the effort out of making the effort.
The colour block ivory co-ord set I am wearing is a new go-to outfit of mine, no matter the occasion or my mood. I love how it can be both dressed up and dressed down so easily; I just throw it on and decide which accessories I feel like combining it to that day. Paired with my black body and embellished slippers it is a look that’s totally comfy and less corporate than a proper trouser suit would be, yet looks so chic. Oh, how I want to stay in this set forever!