For 8 looks with our VERIE matching set check out Valeria's latest Youtube video here.
Ever since their debut, coordinated sets have fluctuated in and out of popularity, but have never truly been out of style. And now that they are majorly back in, it’s no wonder why they’ve stayed in favor so long.
Early ensembles first emerged in the 70s, centring big, vibrant prints, while the 80s ushered in structured suiting.
The 90s saw Chanel-inspired plaids, tweeds, and stripes, which were made all the more popular by beloved fashion film, Clueless. Today we see a plethora of sets of all kinds, proving yet again the concept to be one of the most long-lasting trends in history.
Today’s sets range in vibe from lounge-y linen to feminine pairings, but they all offer a range of versatility you may have overlooked. While it’s true they are throw-on-and-go, there’s so much to go along with them. In case you’ve forgotten how hard-working a good set can be, let us remind you.
When you need a cocktail-ready outfit, dressing up a matching set lies in the details. Opt for a heeled sandal over flat and hoops over studs. Add a wash of brown across your lids for an easy evening look and add a touch more volume to your hair. Simple as that.
Easier than dressing up is dressing down, and your set is no exception. Keep things casual in a pair of slides or sandals and pared-back jewelry. Leave your locks natural, but add a pump of smoothing oil to your ends so that low-key doesn’t veer into lazy. Choose a less structured handbag to keep the look laidback.
While sets are best known for their coordination, don’t feel bound to keep them together. Separating your set doubles the wear of each piece meaning you’re guaranteed to lower your price per wear. Break up the sets in one of two ways: neutral or brights. With neutrals, you can pair just about anything together, while brights should pull a colour from your set’s print for a more is more vibe.
Heading to sand and sun? Look no further than your set. Perfect for your to and from travel, sets seamlessly transition to a cover up once you’ve arrived with a simple undoing of buttons. Whether you’re sporting a bikini or a one-piece, the set becomes the perfect topper. Complete the look of your elevated cover up by adding accessories like a straw bag, a bucket hat and your go-to sunnies.
For more look inspo head to Youtube and watch 8 Ways to Style a Matching Set.
Shop Valeria's style essentials featured in her video to complete any set-centred look below:
Red Bikini, Shop Here
Sandals, Shop Here
Sunnies, Shop Here
Jeans, Shop Here
Bodysuit, Shop Here
Shoes, Shop Here
Top, Shop Similar
Blazer, Shop Similar
White Sneakers, Shop Here
Blazer, Shop Here
Shirt, Shop Similar