Not quite ready to shelf your sweatsuit? A matching skirted set might just be the perfect fresh transition to summer, no comfy compromise required.
If you’re looking for a way to experiment with this trend on a budget, this pocket hoodie and side slit skirt set from SHEIN fits the bill. The fabric is quite lightweight and given the skirt’s higher rise, you won’t end up exposing your midriff when you raise your arms. This is a particularly flattering option for someone who runs fuller on the top and slimmer on the bottom. Consider ordering one size up from your traditional American size as the skirt is quite fitted. They offer sizing all the way up to 4XL in this option.
If you think cut-off jeans at the beach sounds like wet chaffing denim with sand on top, try this breezy matching hoodie and fleece skirt from Aerie (American Eagle). It comes in a rainbow of colors to flatter your tan, and it’s perfect for throwing on top of a swimsuit to offer basic coverage and a little warmth once the sun sets.
If you feel like dressing it up a bit without sacrificing your elastic waistband, Anthropologie’s Textured Knit Skirt Set matches up in a terrycloth-style acrylic blend. The skirt drapes beautifully given the spandex lining, and those few buttons present just the right amount of formality. No one will know you’re planning to nap in it this afternoon. 😉
If you’re looking for a way to break away from your workout leggings, try a tennis set. Pleated tennis skirts and active skorts are a major trend this summer. If you’re shy about the boxy crop, you can always pair it with a classic tee and tie that matching sweatshirt on top.
Matching sets don’t always have to come as a set or be worn as a set. You can match that top up with a pair of jeans and pair that skirt up with a knotted button-down. One of the best things about a matching set is the simple elegance of wearing it like a dress or the versatility of separating it into two pieces. And did I mention Illuminating Yellow is the Pantone color of the year?
Which look is your favorite? I’m currently obsessed with the sport skorts, but I’m also in love with the under done elegance of the long skirts.
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