I Think These "Instant Outfits" Are the Best Things to Buy This Summer

If you thought co-ords were only appropriate for the under-21s heading out to V Festival, think again. This season, we've been inundated with rather grown-up co-ords that are practical for every day. The glory of these matchy-matchy pieces is that the full outfit is already styled up, not to mention that you can also create additional outfits with the pieces. Win-win.

It was Faithfull the Brand that initially put me in full holiday mode with its variations of crop tops and matching linen trousers that suddenly made summer sets desirable. Rixo and Nanushka also introduced matching prints within their collections that enable you to shop numerous pieces that can be styled as sets.

Their prints feel much more elevated and suited to everyday wear—not just for a poolside or a party setting. If prints are one step too far for you, & Other Stories has a super-chic answer in the form of an all-beige trouser-and-tank duo that's an ideal travel look. We're not alone in this theory: Keep scrolling to see how our favourite girls are wearing this trend for summer and shop some of our top co-ords.

Style Notes: A white linen co-ord is the height of chic. A straw sunhat is always the perfect partner to linens, and this season, we're spoilt for choice. 

Style Notes: A printed short-and-shirt set is the original summer co-ord and it's back this year. Team with fun, colour-clashing accessories for the ideal vacay look. 

Style Notes: Opt for a grown-up co-ord by wearing matching chunky knits as Monikh has. A great travel look for long-haul flights or a comfortable weekend look.

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This print gives us "Princess Diana" vibes.