Joyful summer dressing is the mood du jour and Matching Sets or Co-Ord Sets present themselves as the perfect set of ingredients to create a summer-ready look that focuses on comfort and practicality while offering a plethora of playful styling possibilities that require minimal effort.
This iconic trend has been around for a long time now with different variations dominating each decade. Back in the 60s and 70s, it was all about bright colours and vibrant-print separates, or think of the 90s when delicate slip skirts with matching strappy tops were doing the rounds (remember the famous Gwyneth Paltrow all-green outfit for Great Expectations) or the not so minimal blazer-mini skirt sets that were on every fashionista’s wishlist (the classic Cher and Dionne’s plaid sets in Clueless are a permanent fixture in our minds). Then came the early 2000s with brands like Juicy Couture popularizing this trend through their velour tracksuits, loved by the likes of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Now, as the Y2K style has seen a resurgence (thanks to Gen Z), the Co-Ord sets are back, with a reinvented laidback aspect that became especially popular during quarantine when comfort was what everyone lived for while striving to look just as chic.
Perfectly Average’s Matching sets are the elevated basics you need in your wardrobe with powerful prints that pack a punch and bold colours that will fit all you summer moods. Scroll through to see how some of Instagram’s most loved influencers have been styling this versatile ensemble from our collection to refresh their closet.
Garima Biyani is giving us some ultimate cool girl vibes in our Multi-Colour Striped Set. This look feels like it’s been plucked straight out of a 90s commercial- be it the moody colour palette of the outfit in muted tones of blue and mustard, the combination of palazzo style trousers and oversized shirt oozing a carefree sense of style, a street-like edge accentuated by those funky braids, or that chic chain link necklace thrown casually to complete the look.
(P.S. if you can find a vintage coca-cola station to accessorize your outfit, then nothing like it)
Rasna Bhasin’s look in our Brick Printed Matching Set feels like understated elegance meets lazy girl fashion, a combination that will make for a stunning Sunday brunch outfit. The form flattering fit to live in, the incredibly comfy pants for kicking your feet up into the hazy summer afternoon air and the unexpectedly stylish solid brick pattern make this the ultimate go-to outfit when you are looking for guaranteed comfort and Rasna herself couldn’t agree more! We especially love the way she has styled her set with chunky gold bracelets that look striking against the muted red hues of the outfit.
Cipia Artul in our Pink Short Suit set makes a case for elevating your work-leisure looks by infusing an insanely infectious fun energy that has the potential to seamlessly take you from casual business meets in the day to breezy evening parties with your girlfriends! All you need is an 80s inspired short suit set with an inherent trans-seasonal appeal, soft tailoring in comfort-motivated silhouettes and a bright, happy colour that screams playfulness (and what better colour than Bubble-gum pink to do just that;)). We love how Cipia has added small retro touches to her look through the oversized sunglasses and the mini polka dot scarf.
The start of summer marks a host of pool parties, beach picnics and backyard barbeques and Natasha Luthra knows just the right casual-chic outfit that will work superbly well for all these occasions, i.e., a skirt-top combo. There is certainly something about putting on a skirt that make us feel more feminine and playful while throwing on a t-shirt radiates a relaxed sense of energy perfect for trotting about a day in summer! Here, Natasha can be seen wearing our printed midi skirt in a refreshing soft pink with an elegant slit and a matching printed white t-shirt on top. She has topped off the look with chunky white heels and statement gold earrings to feel extra celebratory.
Mitali from House of Misu
The best part about styling co-ord sets is that you can use the set to experiment with different colours, patterns and textures without having to worry about any of them clashing with each other! A stand-out piece from our collection, this polka-dot twin set has been styled to perfection by Mitali from House of Misu and is the best example of having fun with patterns in a bold manner without it being overwhelming. The knotted crop top and puff sleeves give a nod to the retro aesthetic synonymous with polka dots while the paper bag pants give it a contemporary spin, resulting in an outfit you can wear round the clock while looking sophisticated and chic.