I’m currently sorting the work wardrobe; I though initially would be an easy task. I was wrongly mistaken the planning and collating of goods has tripled in time for me already. I feel getting the work wear right is important as it’s the clothes that you wear for the majority of the time in your life. I’m at the point of where it still needs padding out a bit more and one of the most cost effective ways I’ve chosen to do it is through matching sets and co-ord style picks.
Whether you’re in bit of rut or just want to enhance your wardrobe staples with minimal or standout pieces, one of the easiest ways to add stylish numbers to the wardrobe is to introduce Co-ords matching sets.
It’s a style that has been around for a fair few seasons now but it’s as prevalent as ever where S/S 15 saw multiple designers adopt this style and featured them in their fashion week. Issey Miyake collections illuminated the runway with light fabrics that ranged from white to beige and even lemon. Many of the styles saw texturized voluminous silhouettes that look super clean and stylishly fresh in looks that saw multiple co-ords in sets that saw trouser jackets and trousers to unusual cut tops with skirts.
Moschino’s fast fashion Barbie inspired collection has got to be one the most memorable and distinct collection to arise out of S/S 1. The capsule collection saw heavily inspired Barbie pieces as part of a capsule collection which you could buy instantly after the show. The collection saw bright colour pops to that of everything that Barbie would wear with many of the looks made up of matching sets which were either embellished or printed. The collection itself was visually captivating although the pieces were quite basic in terms of its cuts and prints it was compensated by the vast amount of looks which were sent down the catwalk.
Oscar de la Renta was also another designer that incorporated the co-ords into his collection. He was more focused on the intricacy of the cut and design of his flowing dresses. The luxe fashion brand sent the most beautiful light feminine dresses down the runway juxtaposing them with looks that where boxy and in simple cuts.
Investing in designer co-ords is not going to be affordable for everyone but there are plenty of high street alternatives that will give you just as much of a directional fashion forward look which makes this style of clothing one to invest in this season.
Matching sets on the offset can appear to not that versatility as you would expect to have from a wardrobe staple as you would be essentially wearing the same look over. However, with personal style injected into the look you can really create a variety of looks that are unique to you.
Re-inventing a co-ords look could never be easier where you could opt for styling the pieces with slogan tees for a more relaxed look to changing the look up with shoes where most styles would complement the look but androgynous shoe styles would be a great way to tap into one of this season’s most covert trends. The styling possibilities are endless, you can change tops styles from shirts to bralets or pair accessories like turbans and eyewear to really transform and elevate these kinds of looks into stylish ensembles which of course you can wear as separates too!
I’ve listed the top 10 most chic, classic and timeless styles to keep you looking stylishly fierce this season and thereafter.
1. You He She
4. Yes Style
5. Yes Style
8. River Island
10. My Theresa
So, for the mornings when you want to sleep through that snooze or just one of those days that your feeling uninspired to dress up in your usual repertoire, you know that you can rely on the trusted matching set style pick that is there to pull out and get dressed in matter no time, while still giving you a look that is enough to make that stylish entrance into the office.
Which look do you like the most and will any of these sets be making there way into your wardrobe?