10 matched sets you must snag for spring
This isn't the first time you've heard us extoll our love for the matched set. Last spring, our obsession of the season was the shorts suit, and this time around we're adding in slouchy trousers, pencil skirts and plenty of pretty blouses. There's a reason this trend has serious staying power: these pieces do double duty as a high-impact pair or as seperates.
Matched sets always look particularly at home during fashion week; we couldn't go a day in Paris or Milan without seeing a print-on-print outfit or layered monochromtic look. Outside the bubble of jet set dressing and street style photography, this look is just as wearable. (You'd be surprised how persuasive a slouchy silhouette and silky fabrication can be.) Take Zara's matching track pants and sleeveless top, for example. Great on their own, of course, but how killer would they look with pumps and a navy blazer at the office?
On the dressier side, Lela Rose's shantung skirt and top. Together they work just like a pretty floral dress, and on their own make perfect pairing options with spring pastels or any of the season's on-trend pieces.
Commit to the look with designer pieces from Stella McCartney and Band of Outsiders or test the waters with a set from Topshop that rings in under $200âeither way you'll be set for spring.