Wardrobe staples are simply ‘must-have’ items in your wardrobe. They fall into the category of clothing/accessories that are necessary and practical to easily achieve a fashionable, yet functional wardrobe. In this post, I feature this adorable pair of mustard shorts and blouse co-ord or matching two-piece set, which is actually from one of my since deleted blogposts 😊.
Co-ord outfits or matching pieces are simply separate items of the same fabric that can be worn together as a set. It could be a skirt, skort, a pair of shorts or a pair of trousers as bottoms combined with a top, blouse, jacket or kimono as tops. The truth is that the combinations are endless. I love co-ords because they easily create a complete outfit without any fuss.
A co-ord outfit is easily fashionable and functional – fashionable as it is effortlessly chic and gives a stylish and polished monochromatic vibe and functional because it saves your time when trying to combine your clothes.
Co-ords are definitely investment pieces that transcend trends and will always be classic and timeless. In this post, the combination of the mustard shorts and blouse two-piece gives it a playsuit effect as well. The best thing about co-ords is that apart from pairing the pieces together for that monochromatic effect or single silhouette like I did here; you can style the pieces separately for more outfits which is very cost effective. I’ve also styled these shorts separately in a post titled https://mignolly.com/2020/06/27/style-guide-bohemian-chic/.
I accessorized with this adorable pink cross – body bag and minimal jewellery. I really wanted the co-ord outfit to be front and center.
I love how I styled my hair because it’s interesting and fun and adds a layer of fascination to this outfit.
Wearing a co-ord outfit is always a good way to go whenever you feel like you might be stuck in a style rut or just unsure of what to wear.
So, invest in as many as you can!!!
“Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.”
—Oscar de la Renta (R.I.P)
Thanks for reading my post 😊
Love always, Mignolly
Shorts and top: China Town
Bag: Boutique Bought
Sandals: Boutique Bought
Edits by me @mignolly
Location: Westwood Hotel Ikoyi