Nope, this isn’t an excuse to bring out your matching twin set, cardigan and top duo, that granny bought you for Christmas! Nor is it as straight forward as just a suit. This trend is born from exquisite prints and textured materials like brocade and lace. This trend is daring and fashion forward for so many reasons.

Pairing trousers and shirts, shorts and tops, skirts and cropped tops in the same material is truly a visual overload and it can go terribly wrong like Kim Kardashian discovered after her tragic appearance at the 2013 Met Gala in NYC.

Designers like Erdem and Stella McCartney featured, matching separates heavily in their resort 2013 collections.

There are great for all kinds of events; the office, dates, and days out with the girls, church, and weddings and in most cases they afford you the chance to pair it down with the accessories. It’s such an easy way to appear putting together without actually having to make an effort.

You can wear the pieces separately giving you at least 3 outfits in one. Absolute value for money!

Such a great way to make the right statement and be edgy and experimental all at the same time

Rita Ora has really loved this trend and Riri also stepped out in London recently with a matching ensemble.

On the high street ASOS, Zara and Mango have loads of matching separated to choose from.

Words: Ruth Fajemirokun

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