Ask any 90s girl
if there was a more decade defining movie than Clueless, and chances are you'll hear the same resounding reply; ugh, as if!
Back in those days the legendary Cher Horowitz was in our VCRs on repeat and making a serious case for the two-piece set. Fast-forward just over two decades, and the matching set is seeing a major resurgence, and in our opinion, is even better this time around. Don't get us wrong, we're forever fans of Cher's yellow plaid blazer and coordinating pleated skirt. It's just that we're falling really hard for these modern-day, matched up outfits. And while a matchy matchy look might sound like a total no-brainer, it can be easy to go overboard. Here are our top three tips for styling a set.
1. Show Some Skin
A sliver of skin makes a matching set look twice as nice. Whether it be a plunging v neck, a cropped top or a super svelte silhouette (or in the case of the For Love and Lemons
set shown here, all three), these are the details that make all the difference.
2. Add Accessories
Without accessories, co-ords can feel costume-y. Make a matching set feel all your own by adding a Southwest-inspired suede wrap choker
, a couple of delicate gold chains
, or if you're feeling really daring, some combination of the two.
3. Don't Try To DIY It
Hear us out for a second. There's a big difference between an outfit that goes together and an outfit that was made to go together. A coordinated look only packs the intended punch if it's of the latter variety. While we love breaking the rules, this is one instance where following them really pays off. Want more two-piece set inspiration? Check these out: a crop top
, a shoulder-baring blouse
with boho skirt
, and a long-sleeved short set