It always amazes me when people tell me that they don’t rock with co-ords. They are by far the easiest trend to embrace and they fit into all types of different fashion sense. From the conservative chic to the ultra bold, you can find co-ordinates to match your vibe.
Trust me, I can definitely understand how being matchy-matchy can be a little intimidating or how wearing the same pattern on top as you do on bottom can seem boring at first thought. But co-ords are far from basic and can elevate your wardrobe in more ways than one. As we transition to Fall, I’m gonna share my go to tips for rocking a co-ord seemlessly while not looking like a clone!
- Never wear ANYTHING “as-is”
I don’t care how cute it looked on the mannequin or the model rocking it. Just because the set has a top and a bottom doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require anything else with it. The easiest way to make a co-ord set your own is to add details to it. Layer it with your favorite cardigan, add a cute necklace/clutch, or throw on a statement blazer. No matter what you choose, make sure you’re adding your own touch. Ready made outfits aren’t one size fit all, and they should definitely be complimented with a little of your own personal style.
- Texture is your friend.
I don’t know about you but the biggest turn off to me about the co-ord trend is the same boring, thin, cotton, body-con fabric. While a nice fitting body-con piece has its place in a wardrobe, If overdone it can look so unoriginal.
A simple tip to make sure your co-ords aren’t looking like you just picked them up from the assembly line is to look for texture. We’re making our way into cooler weather so rocking a lush velvet fabric or a jacquard pants set instantly adds dimension without you even trying. If the idea of layering your co-ordinate intimidates you then you want to make sure you purchase textures because they do a lot of the work for you.
- Mix and Match.
Who said that you had to wear those pieces together all the time? Who said the blue had to be worn with the blue and the red with the red? If you’re afraid of looking like everyone else then you should definitely consider mixing your pieces. This not only adds uniqueness to your look but it also expands the capabilities of those pieces. You go from only having 2 different outfits to endless opportunities for ways you can mix/match and incorporate them into your wardrobe for longer wear.
Fashion doesn’t have to be hard and diving into co-ordinates definitely makes choosing an outfit much easier. Remember you can bring YOU to any piece with little thought. How do you plan to transition your co-ords to the Fall?