Matching set ~ It’s Fashion Metro (check your local stores for similar items), pumps ~ Zara, handbag ~ Liz Claiborne
Matching coordinates have been one of this summer’s most beloved trends! I love a cute crop top with a matching skirt. It is my favorite of the moment and that is probably not going to change (I’m pretty loyal to what I love). There was a time when it was almost impossible to locate co-ords if you were plus size, but now that the matchy matchy look is popular there are a couple of retailers that have some very cute options. Coordinates come in a wide variety of styles including tees, structured tops, skirts, and even shorts. What is great about coordinates is that you can wear them together for a sophisticated look or wear them separately with your favorite pair of jeans or a solid colored item. I love to mix-n-match the pieces in my wardrobe, so I will be wearing matching coordinates right through the fall season.
I wore this set for a stroll around Merchant Square with hubby, and even though it is just a crop top and a pencil skirt, the fact that the pattern matches makes the outfit look so much more chic and pulled-together. There was a beer festival taking place, so the crowd on the streets were enjoying their spirits, and it was a beautiful day. Merchant Square is filled with unique gourmet and retail shops, and is a great place to grab a bite to eat or talk over a glass of wine.
I really adore my coordinate set, and I recently bought another one that I can’t wait to wear on the first day of school…yeah school teachers plan their first day outfits too! I actually had to have the crop top shortened because it was so long that it defeated the purpose of being cropped. Every now and then I have to get my tops hemmed because I am not very tall, but that is fine with me as long my outfit comes out as I envision.
So what are your thoughts about matching coordinates? Will you be rocking matching sets?
Some of my favorite coordinate sets of the moment!