It’s Finally Matching Set Season, Y’all

Lindsey Lanquist
It’s Finally Matching Set Season, Y’all
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Years ago, what can only be described as a beautiful movement in fashion began to emerge: People were no longer expected to wear different tops and bottoms. Instead of expending the mental work to style a full-blown outfit, people were allowed—nay, encouraged—to buy outfits in matching sets, and to wear them as matching sets. Combining a tee with jeans was for the birds; the new thing to do was wear head-to-toe hot pink satin, or head-to-toe animal print, or head-to-toe black—you get the picture.

For too long, the lazy fashion girl’s options were restricted to dresses, jumpsuits and rompers. If she didn’t feel like figuring out which top went with which skirt, she could throw on one of these all-in-one looks and effectively call it a day. But what if she wasn’t in the mood to wear a dress, jumpsuit or romper? What then? Until the advent of the matching set trend, she couldn’t have her sartorial cake and eat it, too; ease and options were mutually exclusive. But now, she had a veritable plethora of all-in-one outfits to choose from—and on days when she was feeling particularly adventurous, she could split her matching sets in half and mix different tops with different bottoms (an opportunity dresses, jumpsuits and rompers—no matter how wonderful—never afforded her).

These days, matching sets are so ubiquitous it’s almost hard to imagine the years we spent without them. Matching your top to your skirt is endlessly en vogue—and particularly so during the calendar’s warmest months, when we’re most apt to simplify our ensembles (and prioritize things like getting the eff outside, instead). Matching sets are available in every shade of the rainbow, every print or pattern, every textile and every silhouette. There’s a matching set out there for everyone, no matter their aesthetic—leaving us with one simple task: find the right one (or ones) for us.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

1. PrettyLittleThing Tassel Trim Two-Piece, $34 at ASOS

Perfect for the bar and brunch, alike.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

2. Another Reason Tie-Dye Two-Piece, $64 at ASOS

Elevate your athleisure wardrobe with this seriously eye-catching two-piece.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

3. Breaking Up Set, $30 at Nasty Gal

The sleekest way to step out this spring/summer.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

4. Milk It Faux Snakeskin Two-Piece, $56 at ASOS

Because colorful animal prints are always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

5. Eco Yarn Two-Piece, $45 at ASOS

A two-piece that’s as fit for summer as it is for winter.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

6. Make My Day Set, $148 at Free People

Beware: This set’s so cute (and cozy) you might just want to live in it.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

7. Petersyn Basil Two-Piece, $398 at Revolve

Date night calls.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

8. Montauk Dunes Set, $128 at Free People

Sweater sets are officially our new favorite thing.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

9. Beach Riot x Revolve Bali Two-Piece, $160 at Revolve

Because 2018’s tropical print trend isn’t going anywhere.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

10. Gold Ruche Satin Two-Piece, $76 at Nasty Gal

Quite possibly the chicest take on 2019’s aughts trend yet.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

11. Neon Rose Relaxed Celestial Two-Piece, $78 at ASOS

Space prints are becoming increasingly pervasive, and we’re definitely not mad about it.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

12. UNIQUE21 Boyfriend Two-Piece, $90 at ASOS

When isn’t neon the palette of the season?

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

13. Na-kd Plisse Two-Piece, $85 at ASOS

Retro as hell—and at the top of our wishlist.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

14. Missguided Feather Print Two-Piece, $50 at ASOS

Basically pajamas that are nice enough to wear outdoors.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

15. Orianna Set, $108 at Free People

A distinctly tailored take on a traditionally lazy-girl trend.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

16. Darling Set, $98 at Free People

This matching set has us planning our next (Instagrammable) vacation.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

17. FashionKilla Maxi Jacket Two-Piece, $76.50 at ASOS

Loungewear at its most sophisticated.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

18. Club L Sparkle Two-Piece, $42 at ASOS

Yup, you can officially wear matching sets to The Club.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

19. Bali Orange Sunshine Set, $178 at Free People

The lowest-key way to look cute while running errands.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

20. In My Sky Two-Piece, $102 at Lulu’s

We’re planning a beachside date night just to have an excuse to do this matching set justice.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

21. Milk It Space Print Two-Piece, $116 at ASOS

Why reserve your love of astrology for conversation when you could literally wear it?

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

22. Glamorous Tassel-Tie Patchwork Two-Piece, $28 at ASOS

Oh yeah, shorts are totally on the sartorial menu.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

23. Striped Set, $38 at Forever 21

Pinstripes, ruffled sleeves, button-front skirts—spring staples, encapsulated in a single trendy set.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

24. Settle the Score Set, $30 at Nasty Gal

Prefer all-white-everything to all-black-everything? No problem.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

25. Anahi Lace-Up Two-Piece, $76 at Lulus

Because when a two-piece offers to render you a walking work of art, you accept.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

26. Outrageous Fortune Chain Print Two-Piece, $48 at ASOS

For moments when one animal print simply isn’t enough.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

27. Printed Two-Piece, $56.50 at ASOS

There are so many aesthetics operating in this two-piece at once.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

28. All Stripes of Rad Two-Piece, $45 at Nasty Gal

Perfect as separates—even more perfect together.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

29. Moss Copenhagen Button-Front Two-Piece, $40.50 at ASOS

This two-piece is cooler than we are.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

30. Nesha Multi-Stripe Two-Piece, $79 at Lulus

Practically begging to be Instagrammed.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

31. Snake a Piece of My Heart Two-Piece, $44 at Nasty Gal

Another club-approved matching set, because gone are the days of styling an outfit on Saturday night.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

32. Alayna Set, $187 at Free People

So stunning—and veritably versatile. (Because you don’t always have to wear both pieces together.)

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

33. Hard Works Paisley Off Two-Piece, $40 at Nasty Gal

A matching set sure to render you the queen you are.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

34. Lovers + Friends Metaya Two-Piece, $366 at Revolve

A two-piece that’ll take you from brunch to dinner—and back.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

35. Tropical Split-Front Beach Pants Two-Piece, $28 at ASOS

Pants with thigh-high slits are definitely a power move.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

36. Lost Ink Button-Front Two-Piece, $37 at ASOS

There’s nothing wrong with a more classic take on a trend.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

37. Glamorous Candy Stripe Two-Piece, $31.50 at ASOS

Everything about this set—the color, the print, the ruffled details—is adorable.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

38. Big Love Paisley Two-Piece, $30 at Nasty Gal

So cool we can’t stop staring.

matching sets 39 Its Finally Matching Set Season, Yall

39. Ebonie n Ivory Tie-Front Denim Lace Two-Piece, $56 at ASOS

Because denim and lace is a pretty unstoppable combination.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

40. Beach Riot x Revolve Piper Two-Piece, $158 at Revolve

How many tropical print matching sets is too many tropical print matching sets?

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

41. PrettyLittleThing Beach Geo Print Two-Piece, $59 at ASOS

Bras definitely count as tops if they match your pants.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

42. Wavy Striped Vented Two-Piece, $40.80 at Forever 21

Straight out of the ’70s—and into your shopping bag.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

43. Senorita Floral Print Beach Pants Two-Piece, $23.50 at ASOS

Everything about this silhouette is perfect.

STYLECASTER | It's Finally Matching Set Season, Y'all

44. Honey Punch Tie-Front Tropical Two-Piece, $28.50 at ASOS

Because matching sets and mini skirts are far from mutually exclusive.

 

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