Trends in fashion typically stem from four places: the runway at fashion weeks around the world, the street style outside those fashion week events, celebrity red carpets, and Instagram. While the pandemic has put a stop to most of those trend-setting events, it hasn’t stopped Instagram from being the style influencer we’ve come to rely on. And if there’s one stand-out trend that’s flooded our feeds over the past months, it’s this one.
The matching set (similar to the colour blocking trend we’ve been loving for years) has really had a moment this year. It’s been the at-home uniform of choice for influencers, celebs and industry leaders, and frankly we can’t get enough of it.
“There’s so many reasons to incorporate a couple of co-ord sets in your wardrobe,” Samantha tells us. “It’s so versatile: a pant-and-blazer combo can be worn to the office, dressed up with heels for a night out, or paired back with cute sneakers for a casual look. A matching set also makes getting dressed easy – no time wasted mixing and matching. Lastly it’s timeless: whether it’s a tracksuit or pantsuit, sets are always in style so it’s a great investment for your wardrobe.
“My advice for co-ord virgins is to buy a set you know you’ll wear: if you’re more a casual gal, go for a trendy tracksuit, and if you love some glamour, try a bold suit.”
As Samantha says, the sweat set is a classic, but this style works just as well as a co-ord suit or knitted two-piece. Keep scrolling to see our favourite looks from Insta, as well as on-trend sets to shop.