Create Your Own Co-ord
Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Have you gotten up to anything exciting? Comment down below if you have. I, on the other hand, have been sick this week. I think it’s just a bad cold or a chest infection, but it’s not been fun. I had to waste my Saturday resting, but it was kind of nice to catch up on some tv shows I wanted to see. Today, I got myself up and out for a walk around Shoreditch with my friend, Jade, which was nice. (I did have to come back and take a two hour nap though lol)
For this week’s blog post, I wanted to talk about creating your perfect co-ord. A co-ord, or coordinate, is a matching set of clothing, and is one of my favorite outfits. I love the versatility of a co-ord because you can wear the pieces together or apart, so it’s twice the outfits in one. Sometimes your perfect co-ord isn’t available though, so here’s how you can create that perfect combo for yourself.
The key to finding the perfect co-ord is, of course, matching your pieces. Having the same color or pattern across the two pieces of your outfit is what makes a co-ord a co-ord. I recommend starting with matching solid colors, like I did here. It’s easier than finding pieces with matching patterns. I found this top and trousers, and although the colors are slightly different, I think I did a pretty good job of matching them.
To make the perfect co-ord, finding fabrics that are similar or at least in the same fabric family will help make your pieces look like a perfect pair. My top is sort of a denim type fabric and my trousers are a thick cotton material as well.
Shapes that Suit
The last tip for creating your perfect co-ord is to find two shapes that compliment one another. I chose a cropped top to go with high waisted trousers, but other combinations like a matching denim skirt and jacket or a blazer and trousers work amazingly as well.
Are you going to give, making your own co-ord a try? There’s nothing better than creating your perfect matching set, and the key is to make coordinating work for you. Special shout out to Lucy for taking these photos for me. She’s such a star and a lovely human being. As always, thank you so much for reading this week’s blog post. Remember to check back next week for a new one!