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So, the secret’s out: whether they’re matching top and trouser sets or matching top and skirt sets, we like clothes that match. With the accompanying stresses of lockdown easing, they just make life easier. And funner, actually! There’s nothing like knowing you look fabulous to instil you with a bit of self-confidence.
As we enter May, we shan’t be leaving this penchant behind, but – if the weather behaves as it ought to for this time of year – we will be adjusting it to include matching top and short sets. We mean, when else are we supposed to wear them? On that note, here are our absolute favourites for all occasions.
You won’t care if people accuse you of wearing pyjamas in this Marrakshi Life ensemble because you’ll be feeling too cool – both literally (on account of the cotton percentage) and figuratively (well, just look at it).
Currently, there’s an immense pressure to do things that involve leaving the house. But maybe it's perfectly acceptable to favour cosiness over shivering at the à la carte menu if you’re wearing this Reformation set.
Sometimes, matching a pair of shorts to a shirt is not enough. You want a matching toiletry bag too, which is exactly why we like these three pieces by Zara.
If you don’t like the idea of orange terrycloth, this ATOIR set also comes in several other colours.
Sequin-embellished. Zebra-print. Another double-barrelled word to indicate a certain wow factor? Self-Portrait.
Matching top and short sets do not get much cuter than this number from Agua by Agua Bendita.
We’re not quite sure what it is, but there’s something very elegant about this SIR ensemble. Maybe it’s the belted waist. Or the fact it’s made of linen.
Don’t let anyone tell you that matching top and short sets are casual – there’s nothing remotely casual about anything by The Vampire’s Wife.
The wonder of this Lee Matthews ensemble is that if you dislike the matching shorts, there’s also a matching skirt available.