Styling Two-Piece Outfits That Are Great Together and Apart

Cropped Rouched Cami
Cropped Rouched Cami

Shopping for matching sets can be both fun and daunting. I often find myself really loving a top and wanting to pair it with something other than jeans, and then feeling defeated when an alternative bottom doesn’t match as precisely as I want it to, so I end up defaulting to jeans anyway. It’s because of this small style struggle that I have become someone that loves co ord sets. I constantly tell people how amazing it is when you can shop at a store or online boutique and they have matching sets already established so that you can either buy them separately or together. Whether it be a top and skirt or whether it be a loungewear set, styled sets are like a shopping hack that doesn’t require you to think too much about what goes with what.

As co ord sets have become more popular in the past few years, I have found myself stocking up on them within my own wardrobe. Their ease and versatility makes them a no brainer for me whenever I am shopping for some new pieces, and I will be continuing to make them a style staple in my life in the years to come! Today, I’m excited to be able to share some of my favorite two-piece sets so that you can begin to incorporate these fun pieces in your own day to day wear.

Ready to find the perfect two piece set for your wardrobe this season? Keep scrolling to see some of my favorite online finds that will keep you stylish all season long. I can’t wait to see you wear these fun pieces! You are going to love them – trust me.

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Abercrombie High Slit Midi Skirt

Who wouldn’t love this cute, refined look? The light floral pattern is perfect for the warmer months, and I love the lightweight material that this set is made of. The skirt is so fun and flowy, and I think that the detailing of the top is super flattering. All I had to do was pair it with one of my favorite pairs of white sandals, and I was ready to go for the day!

I could also style this for a different season by pairing it with a fun jacket – I think that a denim jacket would work well with this look, and some different shoes. That’s the beauty of two-piece sets – their versatility just cannot be beat!

STYLING TWO PIECE SETS

Two-piece sets take the guesswork out of putting an outfit together. Instead of shopping around to find the perfect bottom for the top that you just fell in love with, sets already have them paired. In most cases, you’ll find the sets to be in the exact same print, so the pieces together will either look like a jumper or a dress. In some cases, you’ll find sets that are not in the same print. In my experience, these tend to be suit outfits where you’ll get a blazer that may be one color with a bottom that may be a neutral tone that compliments the top. But to honest, those are very rare finds. It is much more common to find co ord sets that are identical prints for a head to toe coordinating look.

When buying sets, don’t always think that you’re stuck with just wearing this top and bottom together and with nothing else. The great thing about two-piece sets is that you can also mix and match them. The set in this look, I’ve actually made into various outfits. I’ve gone from wearing the bottom with a cropped white top and adding a blazer or a long-sleeved bodysuit that changes the look completely. Even more, I’ve worn the top with high-waisted pants or jeans and then paired it with a cardigan that I belted or a button-up jacket. Two piece sets are a great investment for your closet because you can create so many different outfits from them, while always being able to go back to wearing the two pieces together when you don’t feel like being creative or thinking up a different way to style them. 

Another way to spice up your two-piece sets and take them further is by keeping them together and complimenting them with other pieces. A great way to do this when you have a top and bottom in the set is to get a long-line jacket or blazer and then belting it right in the middle. It’ll make the set look like it is one piece but also make the look a completely different look of its own – especially with some fun accessories. Again – the versatility of a two piece set simply can’t be beat. There are so many different options of how to style them on a day to day basis!

I also love the fact that you can find co ord sets ranging from completely casual and informal to the height of chic formal wear. No matter what event you are dressing for, there is a two piece set that is perfect for the occasion. There are fantastic loungewear sets in the comfiest material that you can imagine, perfect for a cozy weekend at home. If you want to hit the gym, you can wear workout sets that make you look completely put together and stylish no matter how tired you are on that 7am run. If you’re grabbing coffee with a friend or meeting up with that special someone for a dinner date night, there are cute coordinating sets like the one I’m wearing in this post that are the perfect no-brainer outfit. And if you’re headed to a fancy event, there are sets for that, too! Whether you’re going for a glam jumpsuit look or want a set that looks more like a dress, there are two piece sets out there that will leave you looking like you are ready to hit the red carpet.

With each of these occasions, it is also to be noted that two piece sets are found in so many different styles and cuts. I love sets that include a cute crop top and a mini skirt, midi skirt (like above!) or maxi skirt. I recently saw some adorable sets that would work beautifully as wedding guest dresses, in all different lengths – mini dresses, midi dresses, and maxi dresses. All sizes and shapes look great in two piece sets, as there are so many options, you’re sure to find something flattering. 

And don’t forget – two piece sets don’t always have to include a skirt! I have seen some super fun sets recently that include short sleeve crop tops and wide leg pants. 

It also is worth remembering that two piece sets are a great option to consider with festival season coming up! We’re all working to put together the perfect festival outfits, and sets are a great choice. Outdoor festivals always seem to fall on the hottest days, and a two piece set gives you room to breathe, especially if you choose one with a crop top and shorts. Finish the look off with some bright makeup, a fun hairstyle, and cute accessories, and you will be Instagram-ready to hit up all of the summer’s festivals. 

Two piece sets are so popular right now that it’s not hard to find the perfect one for you no matter your budget or price point. A quick online search will be sure to bring you to some great sales or free shipping, so don’t worry – your perfect outfit (or the perfect gift for a friend!) is totally attainable, no matter your budget.

I’ve rounded up some sets from some of my favorite boutiques that are great as individual pieces, but even more amazing as one set. Shop them all below, and be sure to let me know if you find one that you fall in love with!

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Abercrombie Two Piece Outfit
Abercrombie Two Piece Set
Abercrombie Cropped Rouched Cami
Two Piece Outfit
High Slit Midi Skirt
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