We’re not talking about co-ordinates on a map, okay? Nope, we’re talking about matching clothes. Suits…of a sort. Skirts and tops that match. Trousers and tops that are, well, co-ordinated.
And wearing them together, in this brilliant trend for spring/summer, that we guess you will love or hate.
Not everyone will want to wear a floral print dress with a jacket on top. But we say why not? In for a penny, in for a pound, and all that.
That’s the point of the new co-ordinates – wear them together, bright and bold.
Polka dots, tropical prints, or abstract patterns – get the matching pair! We adore this trend the most in a midi skirt and crop top, if you can get away with it. Bold patterned trousers with a matching vest are for the brave!
Clockwise, from top left: Abstract pattern trousers, £75, cami top, £60, both French Connection, leaf print crop top, £17.99, matching midi skirt, £22.99, New Look, Louche polka dot top, £35, matching skirt, £35, JOY
Florals look great on black for spring. Ramp up the floral with a dress and matching jacket, or a full midi and that crop top again. Or maybe subtle white lace is more your style?!
Clockwise, from top left: Star by Julien Macdonald floral dress, £60, matching jacket, £55, Debenhams, white lace top, £75, matching skirt, £80, French Connection, big floral crop top, £32, matching skirt, £35, Red Herring @ Debenhams
Jumpsuit and matching draped kimono style jacket? Yes! Bright digital printed dress and matching jacket? Absolutely. These co-ordinates will certainly make you the centre of attention!
Clockwise, from top left: Floral jumpsuit, £35, matching jacket, £26, Red Herring @ Debenhams, bold floral dress, £52.50, and matching jacket, £52, Preen Edition @ Debenhams
Trouser suits in bold summery prints make the boldest statement in co-ordinates. Or is that a dress, slung over matching trousers? Yep, we think that’s it!
l-r: Floral dress, £55, matching trousers, £38, both Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, wide legged blue tropical print trousers, £tbc, and matching jacket, £tbc, Debenhams
How adorable is New Look’s three piece co-ordinates in a cute daisy print? We love the wide legged trousers, cropped top and slouchy kimono jacket, all at once.
For summer, a shorts and top combo makes the perfect co-ordinates. We adore the fringing on this Butterfly by Matthew Williamson kimono jacket.
Clockwise, from left: square pattern top, £29.99, matching shorts, £29.99, H&M, fringed sleeve kimono jacket, £55, matching shorts, £40, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, tropical print shorts, and matching top, £tbc, Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams
Bold or not, make sure your co-ordinates are one thing – co-ordinated!