13 Matching Sets That Are Made For Summer (And Beyond)

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The mark of an investment-worthy piece is its ability to instantly and effortlessly take your look up a notch. Whether it’s a blouse with a statement sleeve, elegant pair of pants or a flowy dress—if all you have to do is put it on to feel polished, it’s probably worth holding onto. Such is the case with the subject of today’s market roundup: the matching set. This timeless duo comes in colors, prints and silhouettes that run the gamut, making it a trend that works for anyone and everyone (the best kind, in our opinion).

If you’ve yet to get your hands on one we suggest you do so ASAP. Not only are they chic, but they also require little to no extra styling, aside from the addition of a pair of shoes and handbag. In other words, if you have a matching set in tow, it’ll make getting ready in the morning a non-issue. Scroll down to see what we mean and shop our edit of the cutest summer sets.

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Matchy-Matchy

The combination of a higher waistline and cropped shell top is not only elongating, but also feels fresh and subtly '90s-inspired.

Contrast Stitch Jeans

$100

Topshop Boutique

Cropped Denim Tank Top

$75

Topshop Boutique

Oahu Two Piece

$148

Reformation

We never stopped loving the tropical "dad" shirt, so why not add a pair of shorts to the mix and call it a look?

Style this safari-inspired set with a pair of architectural earrings and sneakers.

Tan High Waist Pants

$132

Pixie Market

Tan Utility Shirt

$95

Pixie Market

Everything is better when little dangling seashells are involved.

Simon Skirt

$225

Staud

Fromer Top

$175

Staud

A matching summer set doesn't have to be designated to outdoor activities. Go for a sultry duo for date night via these printed pajama separates.

Floral Print Trousers

$50

Violeta by Mango

Floral Print Blazer

$75

Violeta by Mango

Margot Two Piece

$223

Christy Dawn

We'd wear this bohemian off-the-shoulder top and matching peasant skirt to a picnic or garden party.

Balance out a plunging neckline with long sleeves and a paper-bag waistline.

Floral-Print Linen Shorts

$385

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Cropped Floral-Print Linen Top

$395

Lisa Marie Fernandez

This pink pairing lends a nod to effortless French style; we can totally envision Bardot and Birkin wearing it à la the '70s.

Merci Top

$95

Finders Keepers

Merci Skirt

$110

Finders Keepers

Yellow ruffled gingham—three style ingredients that make up the perfect summer set.

Rosie Shorts

$89

Capulet

Abigail Top

$80

Capulet

This would be a dreamy rehearsal dinner look for a bride-to-be.

Bauer Linen Maxi Skirt

$72

Farrow

Raylee Cropped Linen Blouse

$68

Farrow

The pajama dressing trend is still going strong here.

Bergamot Silk Long Shirt

$520

Ganni

Silk Pull-On Pants

$350

Ganni

Accessorize this flouncy duo with a chunky heel and swipe on a tangerine lip for a fun finish.

Plus Size Pajama Shirt

$28

Who What Wear x Target

Plus Size Culottes

$35

Who What Wear x Target

It's not too late to add a carefree summer set like this to your closet. Style with a jean jacket and lace-up sandals for a weekend getaway.

De Fiori Top

$139

Faithfull The Brand

Carmen Pants

$189

Faithful The Brand