How to Rock 2-Piece Coordinate Sets This Summer

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Coordinates are an easy and foolproof way to look chic even if you aren't an avid fashionista, but if you want to step up your game, here are my best tips to level-up your coordinates. - www.theballeronabudget.com

Bonita Top ($29.90) & Bonita Skirt ($29.90) | Oversized Hoop Earrings: $9.98 (Shop Similar) | Mundi Gwen Ball Mesh Bag: $24.70 | Nine West Narolyn Sandal: $35.99

One of the biggest trends this summer is matching coordinate sets. After the early 2000’s it seemed such an outplayed thing to wear matching tops and bottoms, but with the fun prints, crop tops, and other creative trends of the moment, it’s once again perfectly acceptable.

Coordinates are an easy and foolproof way to look chic even if you aren’t an avid fashionista – matching sets do most of the effort for you. If you want to step up your game, here are our editor’s best tips to level-up your coordinates. Also, keep reading for some gorgeous 2-piece sets from our favorite stores!

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If you're wearing a bold-colored or printed set, play down your outfit by making sure your accessories and other items are in sync with the color palette. When in doubt, camel and brown hues are a safe option for summer! - www.theballeronabudget.com

Bonita Top ($29.90) & Bonita Skirt ($29.90) | Oversized Hoop Earrings: $9.98 (Shop Similar) | Mundi Gwen Ball Mesh Bag: $24.70 | Nine West Narolyn Sandal: $35.99

#1: Pick Complementary Colors

If you’re wearing a bold-colored or printed set, play down your outfit by making sure your accessories and other items are in sync with the color palette. When in doubt, camel and brown hues are a safe option for summer!

Aileen styled this bright orange set with a simple pair of brown sandals. The brown color complements the warmth of the orange, and this particular sandal also matches so many other outfits and pieces in her wardrobe.

Most of the time your matching set will be the highlight of the entire outfit, so don’t overdo it with over-the-top shoes and accessories that feature clashing colors or prints.

Top off your outfit with a hat or some sunglasses. Short sleeves? Wear some bracelets and bangles. Plunging neckline? Wear layered necklaces. Straw bags are also in right now, and you'll probably be relieved to know that they're much more affordable than luxury bags - most of them are under $100! - www.theballeronabudget.com

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#2: Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

Top off your outfit with a hat or some sunglasses. Short sleeves? Wear some bracelets and bangles. Plunging neckline? Wear layered necklaces. Straw bags are also in right now, and you’ll probably be relieved to know that they’re much more affordable than luxury bags – most of them are under $100!

Picking the right shoe can make or break a coordinate set. Short skirts and shorts pair nicely with gladiator sandals. Maxi skirts allow you to get away in more casual flat sandals. Midi skirts look awesome with a high heel sandal. Experiment! - www.theballeronabudget.com

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#3: Pick the Right Shoe

While it’s impossible to make any coordinate set look bad, here are some of our tips on pairing shoes with varying lengths of hems:

  • Short skirts and shorts pair nicely with gladiator sandals or even boots (if you can stand the heat)
  • Maxi skirts allow you to get away in more casual flat sandals
  • Midi skirts look fantastic with high heel sandals

My Favorite Stores to Find Coordinate Sets

ASOS has a huge selection of sets under $100, and you can get 15% off your first purchase. If you’re looking for some trendier pieces that you can source locally, try Forever 21 – but they often have exclusive online sales around 30% off.

If you’re looking for designer labels, Shopbop and Nordstrom carry some of our favorite brands known for coordinates like Faithfull the Brand, J.O.A., WAYFKeepsakeFor Love & LemonsThe Fifth Label, ASTR, and much more. Although some of their labels may be at moderate to higher-end price points, you’ll be pleased to know that Shopbop and Nordstrom both frequently have sales, so you can often get quality labels for a fraction of the original price.

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