It’s fair to say that the most stylish iteration of WFH dressing has been the matching tracksuit. Now, with lockdown easing, it’s time for a suitable substitute: matching top and trouser sets. Stop sighing! We know tracksuits are comfortable, but they don’t make heads turn in the way that matching top and trouser sets do. And while you’ll probably be swapping slippers for shoes and a hot water bottle for a handbag when you wear the latter, the difference between them is actually quite minimal. On that note, here are the best matching top and trouser sets for all occasions. Get ready to be – respectfully – gawped at.
This Marine Serre ensemble is exactly what we plan on wearing to impress an avid cyclist – they’ll never know that we haven’t ridden a bike since childhood.
Nothing signals the glamour of going out (out) like sequins, but black sequins are subtle enough to soothe you if social anxiety kicks in. It would be rude for people not to stare at you in a matching top and trouser set as fabulous as this, after all.
Please do not use the fact that this pink satin Nanushka set vaguely resembles a pair of pyjamas as an excuse to stay in. The world needs to see you in it – and certainly not over Zoom.
We defy you to find a matching top and trouser set that emits more joy than this one by Gucci.
The saying ‘fortune favours the brave’ is thought to have originated from this Maisie Wilen outfit.
If you want a wealth of plain but punchy matching top and trouser sets to choose from, we recommend Peachy Den.
We don’t know when we’ll be going to a beach next, but this is what we’ll be wearing once we’re there (in Barbados, hopefully).
You’ll illuminate any room in Saks Potts. And this particular set has the approval of both Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez.
Paloma Wool do matching ensembles of all varieties to perfection, but this might be our favourite. Layered over a polo neck, it will make as much sense in the cooler months as it does now.
Despite everything we’ve said here about matching sets and attention-seeking, gorgeous minimalism reigns supreme when that matching set is by Le 17 Septembre.