Matching Sets Are My Summer Suit—22 That Are Chic and Effortless

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@indyabrown

As someone who admittedly takes forever getting ready to go anywhere, the less time I spend putting together an outfit, the better. In this regard, matching sets have been my savior. The styling is practically done for you, so it's not something I have to rack my brain over. And the result is I can have a compliment-inducing type of outfit in 30 seconds flat. Needless to say, I've been building up my stock of matching sets like no one's business.

It seems like I'm not the only one who's discovered their sartorial power. Matching sets are trending in a major way across retailers and brands, and they've been a hallmark among recent runway collections from Jacquemus and Valentino. Of course, there's magic when a set is worn together, but in terms of styling, you can also approach them as separates. Whether you wear the bottoms with an array of basics or decide to style the top with a pair of jeans, having a set is like owning multiple outfits in one—truly a win-win. If you're ready to harness the power of a matching set, I have 22 supremely cute options for you to try now. Just keep scrolling.

This is the set I'm wearing in the photo above. I wore it during a recent trip to Italy and fell in love with it.

Shop the matching Fargo Pant ($147).

For this price, this set really is a steal. It also looks so expensive.

Shop the matching Flowy Palazzo Pants ($46).

I've noticed this slip-skirt-and-button-down combo a lot lately, and here's an affordable way to give it a go.

Shop the matching A-Line Midi Skirt ($79). 

I can't help but feel compelled to book a trip to Mykonos after seeing this.

Shop the matching Linen Blend Knotted Skirt ($50).

The structure of this top is really unique.

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@jullie.jeine

Both of these pieces are statements on their own, so you can easily wear them as separates.

Shop the matching Mini Boucle Skirt ($195).

Sweater sets are my ultimate knock-around outfits. 

Pair this set with strappy heels to make it formal or with sneakers ( I'd suggest Adidas Sambas) to make it casual.

Shop the matching Floral Print Shorts ($46).

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@lefevrediary

You can never go wrong with white poplin during the summer.

Think fast with this one—it's almost sold out.

Shop the matching Openwork Knit Skirt ($100).

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@deborabrosa

Nineties tube tops are back and better than ever.

Shop the matching Aspen Cable Knit Midi Skirt ($69).

The contrast between the miniskirt and long-sleeved top makes this feel extra intentional.

Shop the matching Knitted Lace-Up Mini Skirt ($69).

Bermuda shorts and a sleeveless jacket? It sounds bizarre, but surprisingly, it works. I'd wear this with tall boots for a runway-inspired spin.

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@sylviemus_

I own this and can attest to how wonderful it is to have something so sheer and lightweight during this heat wave.

Shop the matching 100% Lyocell Pants ($40).

Mirae is always a favorite for retro-inspired prints.

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@sasha.mei

Just imagine wearing this with a frozen cocktail in hand. Pure bliss.

Shop the matching Nikki Skirt ($198).

This patchwork! 

Shop the matching Patchwork Pants ($50).

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@aliceviolier

Honestly, I'd wear this 24/7. 

Shop the matching Bubble Wide Leg Pants ($168).

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