By Katie Wright
Summer is when many of us feel more adventurous with our wardrobes, embracing bold hues and prints in a way we might not during the colder months.
This year, it’s easier than ever to zhuzh up to your look, thanks to the myriad of matching sets perfect for everything from trendy weddings and lazy weekends, to city break sightseeing and sundowner cocktails.
What’s more, these tops and bottoms can be styled separately – giving you more bang for your buck, and making them ideal for packing when you’re heading off on holiday.
Here are some of the most stylish ways to wear colourful co-ords this season…
Bright and breezy
What could be more appealing on a hot summer’s day than throwing on a pair of elasticated waist shorts and a loose top?
In beautifully bright colours and breathable fabrics, these co-ords are edgy enough to look like you’ve made an effort (particularly when teamed with on-trend chunky sandals and a cross-body camera bag), while still being cool and casual.
A chic day-to-night option, printed co-ords can be dressed down with sandals or white trainers and a tote, or elevated with wedge heels and gold jewellery.
Try monochrome gingham with espadrilles and a floppy straw hat for a laid-back French girl vibe. Sunset tones and silky fabrics are ready for cocktail parties and boogieing on the dancefloor.
Tailoring continues to be a huge trend, with short suits taking over as summer’s hottest occasionwear look.
Want to be the best-dressed wedding guest? A tailored twinset in a pastel hue is what you need. Opt for an oversized longline jacket, or a cropped style paired with high-waisted shorts.