The rise and rise of the matchy-matchy vibe makes summer dressing a breeze, says Amy Norbury
Easy, breezy everyday dresses; the most effortless approach to stylish summer dressing? Well, perhaps not. While there’s no denying the all-occasions dress is a bonafide wardrobe hero during these warmer months, there’s a new pretender to the throne of sartorial simplicity.
The casual cool, effortlessly chic favourite of fashionistas everywhere, matching two-pieces are the answer to creating a pulled together look with minimal hassle, whatever the occasion.
If you’ve ever looked at the entire contents of your wardrobe and still struggled to pull together a suitable ensemble then co-ords are here to be your style saviour. Designed to pair together perfectly, co-ords will simplify summer dressing for those days when your creative style juices are no longer flowing.
Need an outfit which is boardroom-to-bar worthy? A brightly coloured suit offers that perfect balance of sophisticated sass.
Dinner with friends? A matching blazer-and-shorts combo sets the style bar high. Need something cool and casual for holiday lounging (or the predicted UK summer heatwave)? A selection of lightweight linen shorts-and-shirt sets is all you need to perfect that comfy chic vibe.
And if you fear those matching shirts and shorts sets might look like you’re wearing your PJs then no need to worry; it’s all about the accessories here. Style it out with fabulous footwear, chunky jewellery and a clutch bag for all those essentials and you’re good to go.
With a plethora of co-ord options, from skirt suits to wrap tops and wide-legged trousers via super-casual T-shirt and shorts sets, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your style, no matter what the occasion calls for.
While neutrals and pastel shades capture the effortlessness of co-ords to a T, you can pack a serious style punch by opting for this summer’s hottest neon brights and high-impact prints.
And the best bit about colourful co-ords? They’re so easy to mix-and-match with your failsafe wardrobe basics to create additional options. Pair your punchy print trousers with a plain white T or cami for a more pared-back way to wear, then team your jazzy shirt with your favourite jeans for off-duty chic. Style wins all round.