11 Co-Ord Outfits That Take the Hassle Out of Looking Awesome

Sometimes all you want from your wardrobe is a ready-made, 2-piece outfit to do all the hard work for you. But unlike a patterned jumpsuit or a printed dress—which can quickly feel like you're sporting on repeat after just a handful of wears—co-ordinated separates are just the ticket. In fashion speak, the term "co-ord" covers a multitude of options, from single-colour suits to patterned skirts and tops that provide the option of being worn separately. It might be obvious, but this does provide plenty of bang for your buck.

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This season, many brands have gone floral where the co-ord is concerned, painting orchids and over-sized palm prints across tees, blazers and skirts–and always with an impeccably identical wardrobe companion.

Most retailers sell their co-ords separately, making it all too easy to shy away from a head-to-toe look. But how many times have you admired the pyjama-esque appeal of a silky, printed two-piece on a street style star or wish you had a coordinated suit to pair with a slogan tee and a pair of sneakers? Arresting and unexpected, the beauty of co-ords is that they take the effort out of making the effort…

Scroll through the gallery below to shop our favourite co-ords, and prepare to wow.

Now that your statement pieces are sorted, here's how to build a capsule wardrobe that will last a lifetime.

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