From sleek suits to cool culottes and tunic tops - Co-ords are the coolest trend to try for spring. Here’s how to wear them…
Co-ords are a reliable fixture in any Spring/Summer wardrobe. Whether you opt for matching tailoring in the office or looking for a cool alternative to the LBD, this season co-ords are cooler than ever.
From sleek suits to luxe-looking blouse and short combos – there are plenty of ways to work the trend, for every sartorial preference – and, importantly,every budget.
While brightly hued, holiday-ready pieces are available in abundance, it’s the more muted, luxed-up, tailored styles that are really key this season.On the SS16 catwalks, Gucci went for matchy-matchy tailored looks in jewel tone silks, while Topshop Unique worked a riot of floral prints which are perfect for sun-downer cocktails. Sonia Rykiel went for the retro look, pairing cropped jackets with 60s inspired A-line skirts.As ever, the high street has picked up on this must-have trend, and offered up plenty of styles to try. From denim to pinstripes, the sleek co-ord doesn’t have to be designer to look goodTapping into one of this season’s big trends – wide leg pants – ASOS, Topshop and new brand-to-know Keepsake are all offering versatile and totally covetable styles.Think this trend doesn’t apply to workwear? Think again. Karen Millen’s on-trend two-piece more than meets the mark, and will instantly lift your current working wardrobe. And for those looking to really splash out, head to Orla Kiely where you’ll find a super-chic printed dress and coat set, perfect for summer weddings and any other fancy new season occasions.It’s official, co-ords are here to stay. Click through to shop the trend?
Worn to work or a wedding, this pinstripe blazer is one of our top picks of the season and well worth the spend.
When not worn with the matching jacket, dress down the pants with a loose-fitting T-shirt and trainers.
Co-ords have grown up this season, and the finest example is right here with this Orla Kiely set. Wear with the dress to nail new season occasionwear.
The demure length of this printed dress is calling out for a pair of sky-high heels. But for something more day appropriate, you can dress it down with a roll neck jumper and brogues.
Take your cue from the Topshop Unique catwalk and take florals into evenignwear by teaming this pretty shirt with a sharply tailored blazer.
Complete your look with patent pointed pumps.
Graphic stripes are a key SS16 trend, and we couldn’t be happier. We’ll be taking on the trend with Maison Kitsune’s achingly cool matching set.
Just add a pair of slides for effortless weekend dressing.
If you buy just one co-ord this season, make it a borrowed-from-the-boys, pyjama style suit like this stand-out set by Gucci.
Continue the eclectic vibe that was played out on the Milan catwalk by pairing with slip-on loafers and heirloom jewellery.
Embrace the new season texture trend with this covetable luxed-up tee by Karl Lagerfeld.
While this stand-out skirt will work with literally everything from roll neck jumpers to crisp white shirts, we like it best with the matching top.
For a cool off-duty model vibe, head to H&M for this understated sporty take on the trend. Wear with the matching skirt and platform trainers.
When not wearing with the matching top at the weekend, this versatile pencil skirt will make a great addition to your workwear wardrobe.
The sleeveless jacket is a new season wardrobe hero. Instantly refresh your 9 to 5 style with this sleek number from Karen Millen.
Wide leg trousers are the shape of the season. Dress this pair up with a silk shirt or down with a T-shirt and trainers.
Fancy something statement? Try this printed offering from uber-cool label Wood Wood.
Matching pyjama sets are big news this season so make sure to team these gorgeous pants with the matching shirt.
Trends come and go but this blazer is a wise investment for any wardrobe. Wear with the matching trousers, jeans or even over a cocktail dress – it’ll always look cool.
On-trend yet incredibly timeless, this Topshop trouser suit will prove to be a favourite for seasons to come.
So cool and so affordable, snap up this co-ord now and love forevermore.
Pair these on-trend culottes with the matching jacket and a silk cami for an effortlessly cool new season look.
The days when denim was solely reserved for the weekend or dress-down Fridays are no more. It’s been revamped, re-stitched and re-dyed within an inch of its life. And the result? This uber cool kimono from Scandi label Waven.
Wear to the office or to weekend brunch, these denim culottes are one of the smartest buys of the season.
The crop top is no longer a mere trend, but a staple styling piece. When not wearing the matching skirt, team this covetable berry hue top with high- waisted, wide leg trousers and statement heels for a cool new take on cocktail dressing.
This high-waisted skirt is calling out for a pair of flats and a tucked in shirt.
In case you didn’t get the memo, shoulder baring tops are having a serious moment for SS16. Wear with denim for an easy-going SS16 vibe.
Pyjama-style pants are really big news this season – team with the matching top for added style points.
For something a little more relaxed and less tailored, this preppy knitted set is the way to go.
Add a luxe edge to the skirt with a pair of patent ankle boots.
Transfer the co-ord trend into your workwear wardrobe with this masterfully tailored set.
Just add pointed pumps to complete this office-appropriate set.