One of the latest trends taking the fashion world by storm is the co-ord, and here at Style Cheat, we are very much in love!
The co-ord is the ultimate way to take the stress out of outfit planning. They allow you to focus on finding the perfect shoes, accessories and finishing touches instead of being stuck finding the right piece to match the statement skirt or top you have fallen in love with.
A perfect alternative to throwing on a dress, a co-ord will ensure you look and feel amazing. It will also make it look like you put far more care and attention into your outfit than what may be true. But don’t worry, we won’t tell if you won’t!
At Style Cheat, we have a stunning collection of co-ord options perfect for every occasion for you to explore. But how can you make the most out of your co-ord to ensure they don’t fall victim to wardrobe purgatory? Well, we are here to help with that too!
What is a Co-Ord?
If you haven’t shopped for a co-ord before, let’s give you a rundown of the outfit. The phrase co-ord is short for coordinating, like a coordinating set.
These two-piece sets are typically made from matching materials, colours or prints across two separate clothing pieces. You can find co-ord sets that are a top and skirt combination, blazer and trousers or even a sweatshirt and joggers.
But how should they be styled?
How to Wear a Co-Ord
We love a co-ord as they are relatively easy to style! So, if you have never worn one before and are wondering what to pair with your co-ord set for the best look, we have a few tips to help you get started and feel confident in your look.
1. Ease in with Neutral Colours
Wearing a block colour from head to toe can be a little daunting if you’re not used to it, so ease yourself into the co-ord trend by sticking to neutral colours. Luckily, soft tonal shades are on trend, so choosing a co-ord in a muted, cosy brown or natural cream colour is the perfect way to go.
2. Keep Accessories Simple
The great thing about co-ords is that they do all the hard work for you. So, the best way to make complete your co-ord outfit is to pair it with subtle and simple accessories. Anything too loud or statement will only distract from the co-ord look and ruin the effortless girl aesthetic.
3. Embrace Throwback Style
Co-ords have come steamrolling back into fashion thanks to the Y2K trend, which sees the pop culture of our youth brought back into style. The fashions of iconic films like Clueless and Legally Blonde, which showcase matching plaid sets in bold colours, have heavily influenced the styles we see today. So, embrace these statement designs and don’t be afraid to recreate your favourite characters' looks!
Styling Your Co-Ords as Separates
So, your co-ords are designed to be worn together, and you are sure to look amazing when you have the full outfit. But how often can you wear such a statement look?
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Luckily, co-ord sets are the perfect statement pieces to be mixed and matched to create a whole new wardrobe of looks and outfits.
Co-ord skirts can be paired with simple body suits for an effortlessly chic vibe that can be dressed down for the office or up for drinks with friends. Similarly, the matching top or jacket will look great with a pair of jeans for a similar vibe that will take you from day to night.
The Perfect Outfit
We hope our guide to getting the most out of your co-ord has inspired you to give this new outfit style a try. Even though they’re a perfect match, the outfit possibilities are doubled to ensure you can get the most wear out of these stunning staples.