It's no secret that we're suckers for a matching set. A top and bottom that pair perfectly together not only make getting dressed for any occasion easy AF, but pack a serious sartorial punch as well. We're sure there are some old school rules somewhere saying that matchy-matchy ensembles make for a fashion faux pas, but you know what they say about rules...f*ck 'em. Or maybe it's that they were meant to be broken? One of the two. In figure-flattering florals, with slinky, chic silhouettes; trust us when we say these aren't your grandma's matching sets. Here are three tips for nailing the look and making it all your own.
Start Off On the Right Foot
Wondering which shoes to wear? When it comes to rocking a matching set, there are no hard and fast footwear rules. Taylor Swift opts for a polished pump, Vanessa Hudgens went full-boho (as she often does) with strappy gladiators, and our girl Gigi wore hers with clean white sneakers. Just goes to show, no matter which pair you choose, you're in good company.
Ensuring that your top balances out your bottom (and vice versa) is key to killing it while wearing matching separates. Avoid teensy tops paired with super short shorts, and just say no to billowy blouses with too-big trousers. We're partial to the That's A Wrap Crop Top and Wrap It Up Skirt combo from Flynn Skye at the moment.
Let The Outfit Make The Impact
You've made the match and settled on the most perfect pair of shoes--now all that's left to do is execute with confidence. While we're no stranger to accessorizing to the nines, this is one case in which a whole lot isn't really needed. A suede wrap bolo, your go-to sunnies, or our most beloved crystal choker make for a sweet yet simple addition to an outfit.