Now, we’re not talking about map co-ordinates, were talking about the co-ordinates trend which is happening in fashion this season. The fashion world has come over all matchy-matchy, in this new take on the suit – matching separates in the same print, or separates designed to be worn together.
The co-ordinates trend is actually quite an easy one to get the hang of, and it can look fabulous. It also eliminates the need to think about what matches what, so that’s a bonus, no?
It’s a great trend for wedding outfits, just add a contrasting hat, bag, shoes and other accessories, and you are good to go.
The key style in this co-ordinates trend seems to be the matching skirt and short-line top trend. Great if your abs are toned, but not overly flattering for everyone else. Make sure the skirt is high-waisted, if the top is cropped.
This look works brilliantly in trousers and loose tops too. Try top and trousers in one plain colour, or a pattern for a simple daytime alternative to jeans.
l-r: Argan rose print shirt, £50, and peg leg trousers, £70, Melrose Avenue trousers, £65, boxy shirt, £55, all French Connection
Tops and slouchy trousers make this co-ordinates trend the simplest tend for the long hot summer we are hoping for. Just throw them on, add a big slouchy bag, some shades and sandals and you’re good to go.
Another trend this summer is city shorts. So combine the co-ordinates trend and the shorts trend with a cute shorts and top combo. And if they’re in a floral print that’s three trends in one!
l-r: print Tee, £30, matching shorts, £28, pastel floral short-line Tee top, £32, shorts,£30, both Red Herring @ Debenhams
Keep it more old-school with a matching jacket and skirt, which is essentially a suit, so a bit of cheating here. Or be brave and bold in matching monochrome striped top and bottom.
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