Nov 26, 2014 12:27
by Natasha Saroca
Once upon a time wearing matchy-matchy outfits was considered a major fashion faux pas, but my how this sartorial school of thought changed – in fact, it seems like coordinated ensembles are all everyone seems to be sporting these days. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but there’s no denying that the co-ord look has become one of the (if not the biggest) defining trends of this year.
While we’re not too sure why or how this look has gone from a fashion fail to a sartorial success story in the space of a few short seasons, we’re not ones to turn our nose up at a trend without giving it a try first. And while we were sceptical to begin with (sure, glamazons like Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Diane Kruger can certainly pull it off, but we did wonder whether this was a look that suits everyone – what are your thoughts?), we’ve since come around and have slowly embraced the trend.
While it can be a tricky trend to pull off, the key to mastering the matching-set look is to be smart when accessorising your outfit and choosing what footwear to wear – the right accents will work wonders if your two-piece ensemble needs a bit of oomph or looks more childish than chic. Choosing tailored pieces (such as a pencil skirt or trousers and a fitted top) or co-ords dressed in bold, on-trend hues or prints will also ensure your outfit hits the mark.
If you’re dead-set against the trend or are in need a bit of convincing before you’re ready to get fully on board the co-ords train, take a squiz at our edit of chic new-season two-pieces that we’ve compiled for you above and see if our roundup helps sway your mind.
Just quietly, we’re pretty confident it will…