Matching sets are having a moment this summer and for a good reason. When the temperature is topping at triple digits, the last thing you want to do is fumble with outfits that require too much effort.
During the past couple of years, we’ve seen matching sets in the form of loungewear. What we learned is that having matching sets is functional and takes the guess work out of everyday dressing — even if it was to walk to the living room.
Two-piece matching sets are simple, they’re easy and, best of all, they match! For added comfort, look for materials that are breathable and air — think linen, cotton, and rayon.
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Cotton will always be your best bet. For one, it’s breathable and does a great job at soaking up sweat. Linen is also very common during the warmer summer months, but you have to be OK with the wrinkles. I found this handy resource for keeping linen from wrinkling here.
MATCHING SETS FOR SUMMER
These cute matching sets for summer are not only going to make it easier to find your OOTD (outfit of the day), but will also allow you to switch it up to recreate new outfits.
Wear the bottoms with a simple tee or bodysuit one day and them pair the top with some denim shorts. The styling combinations will let you get more wear for each outfit. Here are some of my favorites.
1. Belted Shorts Set
I love this set with the longer shorts paired with this croped top. The fun print also elevates the set and can easily be dressed up for a summer event. You can pair it with some strappy sandals and place your hair in a sleek pony for a chic look.
2. Ruffled Skirt Set
This sweet ruffled skirt and corset-style cropped top is the perfect fit for a beach trip with the family or out for brunch with the girls. The top also has cute ties at the shoulder to add to the feminine feel of this outfit.
3. Bandeau Top and Skirt Set
This smocked bandeau top and skirt are simply gorgeous to wear this summer. It is also available in a peach color. The maxi skirt also has pockets! This is another outfit that would pair well with some strappy heels to elevate the look into the evening for dinner out on the patio.
4. Stripped Top and Shorts
Looking for a more laid back look? This casual top and shorts set from Madewell are the perfect matching set for a family trip or hanging out with the kiddos. Pair with comfy slides or white sneakers to keep it fun and functional.
Where to Buy matching Sets for Women
Some of the cutest sets I’ve found are from Mango and Shopbop. You’ll find quality outfits with chic prints. You can also find some amazing finds on Amazon, like the one I’m wearing in this post. It was less than $30 and of great quality.