Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The Matching Set Trend - Winter

Say Hello to Fall's Take on The Matching Set Trend


This is my favourite trend ever, and I've been watching it for a while and you will be seeing me wearing a lot of these co-ord sets this fall and winter.  Matching sets are like the cool older sister to the dress. They are chic, versatile, and a breath of fresh air. The best thing about matching sets? Not only do you have one new outfit, you can wear the pieces separately to make dozens of new outfits!

While it might seem that the two-piece look is a bit too, well, skimpy for the cooler months, some of the biggest designers in the world beg to differ!  Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and more have crafted clever knit matching sets so that we all may continue rocking the look throughout the fall and winter months.

Matching sets come in all different shapes, sizes, patterns, and colours. You can pick up a short, pastel set for spring, or a knit, long-sleeved and midi skirt set for the fall and winter. Typically, sets consist of a crop top and skirt in matching patterns, but you can also scope out matching sets with pants, shorts or skorts. The world is your oyster!


The great thing about the matching sets trend is that, 1) Less fuss on what top or skirt/pants/shorts to wear, 2) It can be done in any season (see the knits sets for autumn and winter, and the tiny chiffon or lace sets for summer), and 3) They go for any occasion, it all depends on the lengths and styles.


I love how you can wear these ribbed knit co-ords with all kinds of shoes, mix and match with similar coloured items and bundle up in even more textiles throwing cardis, ponchos, coats and scarves on top. You can also go with a ribbed sweater dress if you’re not comfortable with wearing tight knit pants, although this style can be flattering. 



The Matching Set Trend - Winter



Dorothy Perkins plus size top
720 ZAR - dorothyperkins.com


Crop top
190 ZAR - newchic.com


Grey skirt
340 ZAR - shein.com


High heel shoes
475 ZAR - gojane.com


Leather handbag
330 ZAR - yoins.com


Bib necklace
210 ZAR - overstock.com


Sterling silver earrings
46 ZAR - newchic.com


Le Specs cat eye sunglasses
735 ZAR - veryexclusive.co.uk


Tech accessory
145 ZAR - mymummadeit.goodsie.com



We've already spotted them on street style stars and bloggers the world over, so you know it's a trend that's going to continue to take off. Keep scrolling to shop matching sets you can wear all season long!















Would you wear a matching set? Where would you wear it?  Let us know in the comments!

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