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Seven of the best spring/summer co-ords to make getting dressed easier


Make spring/summer dressing easier than ever (Picture: NA-KD/Monki/ASOS)

With more chances to socialise, there are more reasons to get dressed up.

However, being out of the style game for a long time means our skills are rusty.

What skirt goes with what top? Are midi-skirts still a thing?

And can we even bear to wear jeans ever again?

Luckily, there are ways to regain the sartorial talents we have lost with minimal effort. The methods in question are co-ords. Matching tops and bottoms may remind you of pictures from your childhood and stuffy office suits, but co-ords are much loved by the fashion elite.

Easy to wear, there is a limited amount of styling prowess required.

All you need are accessories and shoes and off you go.

So to make your fun-filled calendar less taxing, we have found seven of the best spring/summer co-ords to buy now.

ASOS Design cotton poplin shirt and short co-ord

Relaxed fit (Picture: ASOS)

Buy it for £37 at ASOS.

Shirt and short co-ords are big news for spring/summer 21. Relaxed and surprisingly flattering, this is an outfit you will turn to again and again. However, to move it from grandad pyjama territory, pair with heeled mules, a white crop top and gold jewellery.

Zara printed crop shirt and draped skirt

Summer print in muted hues (Picture: Zara)

Buy the top for £27.99 and skirt for £27.99 at Zara.

While foreign holidays may not be on our radar just yet, you can bring the tropical vibrations home with this printed Zara co-ord. Wear with white platform trainers during the day and wedge espadrilles in the evening for refined summer glam.

Never Fully Dressed Plus shirred top and midi skirt

Wear as a matching set or as separates (Picture: ASOS)

Buy it for £138 at ASOS.

Co-ords are first-rate investments because of their versatility. While they pack a punch worn together, they work equally well worn as separates. This stunning Never Fully Dressed creation hosts a top that can be worn casually with jeans and a skirt that can be paired with any contrasting printed top.

Monki plisse crop top and midi skirt

Perfect for dressy summer occasions (Picture: Monki)

Buy the top for £25 and the skirt for £30 at Monki.

Occasions that require extra effort can be tiresome but the beauty of the co-ord is that it solves any ‘what do I wear’ moments. This Monki set will see you through restaurant dates and even wedding days.

ASOS Design bowling shirt and shorts

Chic and comfortable (Picture: ASOS)

Get it for £53 at ASOS.

Looking effortless takes work but this ASOS bowling shirt and shorts will have you looking chic without any exertion. Perfect for chill summer days and beer garden meet ups.

Rianne Meijer x NA-KD oversized denim jacket and wide leg jeans

Double denim done right (Picture: NA-KD)

Buy the jacket for £44.95 and the jeans for £40.95 at NA-KD.

Double denim may induce fear of cowboy territory in many but those days are long gone. The contrasting colours of this Rianne Meijer x NA-KD co-ord give it a high fashion edge but make sure to keep the rest of your outfit simple for maximum effect.

Cos relaxed fit linen shirt and shorts

The definition of summer dressing (Picture: Cos)

Buy the shirt for £59 and the shorts for £45 at Cos.

Make a statement with this yellow relaxed fit linen shirt and shorts combo from Cos. The definition of summer dressing, linen is a wonderfully breathable fabric for warmer days. Yet, don’t be afraid to take the set to the next level by pairing with statement jewellery and heels when the night is right.

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