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The Rise of Matching Sets
- 18 Nov - 24 Nov, 2023
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In recent months, the matching sets have seen a surge in popularity, from classic suit and trouser combos to floral skirts and tops for the autumn season, there's a huge selection to choose from. But, why are they so popular?
Matching sets first emerged during the 70s, with colourful clothing being all the rage. Fast forward to the early 2000s, when the rise in velour sweat suits and the like were becoming increasingly popular thanks to the boom in reality tv and celebrities repping the velvet set look.
If you’re a capsule wardrobe fan or enjoy a minimalistic approach to
clothing, a matching set is a must for easy outfit choices that can also
be mixed and matched with your other loved pieces.
With a matching set, effortlessness is key. It’s a full outfit in one, similar to a dress during the summer months and allows you to mix in other clothing elements and accessories, like shoes and jewellery.
From the office to after-work drinks and activities, a matching set provides the right amount of chic and smart casual to your ensemble, and there’s a huge selection of matching sets to suit each event.
If you’re not a big print person, coloured matching sets are just as fun while elevating your sense of sophistication.
Neutral hues, like sand, beige, grey and white are popular colours that don’t feel too out there or overwhelming when opting for a matching set. If you’re a colour fan, then bright hues are a popular choice, from bright lime green to intense lavender, coloured matching sets add a bold voice to your appearance. Because of their versatility, matching sets also lend themselves to be mixed and matched on their own.
If you opt to wear a top or pants on its own, it’s essential to pick neutral-coloured alternatives. Matching sets offer a plethora of styling opportunities, whether styled together or on their own, enhancing the look and feel of your wardrobe that’s chic and effortlessly smart casual.
• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair, Makeup & Grooming: Angie’s Salon
• Designer: Khanz Designs
• Photography & Styling: The Rohail
• Featuring: Kiran Ashfaque, Rehan Nazim, Adil Kohout & Areej Chaudry
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