If you’re someone who follows a variety of fashion influencers online and loves nothing more than keeping up with the latest fashion trends, then you may have noticed the return of co-ords. Quite possibly the quickest way to pull together a sophisticated and “put-together” look with minimal effort, co-ords are enjoying a bit of a renaissance, and it’s so easy to see why.
A two-piece set of matching top and bottoms, you’ll find that fashionistas are donning a matching set that consists of either matching blazers and shorts, cardigans and skirts, or trousers and jackets. The options are vast, gorgeously interchangeable and hugely accessible so whether you’d prefer to browse the high street or head online to grab the latest styles of cords from Missguided, you’re sure to find a co-ord that compliments your personal style, effortlessly.
Here are some different ways that you can wear a co-ord for any occasion.
For an easy everyday look, you should pick out a simple co-ord that is easy to accessorize. To keep it wearable you want to stay away from loud colors or prints. This way you can add accessories to dress it up if you are going for brunch or a dinner date whilst still being able to throw on a casual jacket and stylish trainers for the daytime. The simpler the co-ord the more versatile it is, which is what you want from an everyday casual ensemble.
With summer approaching and the lack of travel over the past two years, we are all dying to book ourselves a holiday and when you do your vacation shopping make sure you get yourself a couple of co-ords. There are plenty of boho styles that are perfect for holidays and hot weather. Wear it over your bikini during the day and then easily transition into your night outfit by dressing it up with jewelry and wedges for dinner by the beach. It is a great alternative to the standard kaftan cover-up keeping you comfortable and stylish throughout your holiday.
Co-ords can also be worn to the office! A blazer and matching tailored trousers are a great way to be comfy and chic at work, making a statement that you are both a boss and a fashionista. The sophistication of a pantsuit means you can go bolder with the colors to help brighten up your workday. If you do opt for a more exciting color or pattern, then accessories should be minimal, and you should keep your hair and make-up simple and understated in order to maintain that professional look.
To be honest the most commonly worn type of co-ord is probably the loungewear co-ords set. After the fashion industry was faced with extended lockdowns, designers were forced to start working on more comfortable clothing that customers could wear whilst they worked from home, and this applied to co-ords also. A lounge suit or leggings and sports bra are perfect for those days when you want to be comfortable but do not want to stay in your pajamas all day!