With very few places to go, it’s difficult to commit the brain power and big styling energy into figuring out a legit ensemble. However, on the flip side, it is also a drag to feel and look sloppy—I am really trying to find that balance. A solution to this conundrum is embracing the matching set. It goes beyond simply wearing a monochromatic look.
A full-on set has a bit more edge and pizazz. For me, it could mean a high-waisted short and a cropped shirt from the Frankie Shop, or maybe a pair of short linen Bermuda’s and square neck tee like this set from Rachel Pally. Both outfits remain really comfortable but look more elevated because the pieces naturally speak to each other. This diaphanous floral set from Misa also does double duty because it can function like a dress or you can wear the top and skirt as separates, so you basically are getting two outfits in one. Of course, it is easy to accessorize in these instances too because you’re starting with a solid base. I complimented these looks with the following: