There’s something pretty sneaky about a co-ord set.
It gives onlookers the impression that you thought long and hard about what to wear today, when in essence you just put two matching pieces together. More intriguing than a dress, and more exciting than a jumpsuit, a co-ord set carries itself with a purpose.
It’s a bit like a two- or three-piece suit, but without the fuss. It’s a match pre-made in heaven. It’s a way to wear monotone without looking, well, monotone. And it’s a very stylish way to wake up in the morning and stay true to the very statement we’ve always loved: “less is more.”
Admired for this ease of wear and an aura of sophistication, find our favourite co-ord sets of the minute linked below. Many of these are sold separately (and can be worn separately), but we find them most beautiful together. Call us romantic.
[Hero Image Credit: Asv; Featured Image Credit: Charo Ruiz]
There’s a lot to love about this set by Simone Rocha. For one, we love the asymmetric hem on the cotton-poplin shirt, beautifully fitting with the Victorian-inspired embroidery. Featuring a playful ruffle at the hip, pair this ensemble with loafers to accentuate the crop on the pants, and run all your errands in style in this number.
We cannot wait to go on long-haul flights flaunting this. A full cashmere ensemble, this co-ord is spun from cashmere in a magenta hue, giving it an extremely elegant look and feel. Whilst the ribbed trims on track pants and sweater allow for extra comfort, somehow you’ll still look regal wearing this wherever you travel.
Speaking of regal, take a look at this number. We’re in love with the tie neck on this Asv jacket, offering a bold contrast to the white open collar. Paired with matching culottes, there’s something very formal about this look, but in a way that shows you still know how to have fun. It’s in the stripes.
Co-ord sets need not always compose of a shirt and a pant. This is a prime example. For a night on the town, opt for this Ava dress from Retrofête’s bridal collection. Granted, if you were going to wear a matching top and bottom, you may as well have opted for an actual dress, yet something about two separate pieces has a larger charm to it. Curves are better accentuated, and it just feels like you put in more effort.
For when you mean business, you won’t go wrong with this Safiyaa co-ord. Hand-cut from a midnight-blue jersey, we love the elegantly draped high neck on this blouse, especially in combination with the elongated sleeves. Given their splits to either side, this makes the top have a cape-like effect, really bringing the drama to the full look.
Charo Ruiz always tugs on our wanderlust and makes us want to jet to Ibiza. Featuring tiers of ruffles, the set is made from an intricate broderie anglaise cotton-blend, and features a cropped silhouette. It’s ideal for a beach day alongside a basket bag, and very fun to wear to a pool party, too.
Another playful number, this Vickteerut gingham organza co-ord simultaneously boasts both feminine and masculine flair. We love the delicate material and the daring fit, and we can already imagine wearing this to house parties on Samui (with or without a jacket) and pairing with heels. Cocktails? We’re ready.