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.

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.

Everything is better when little dangling seashells are involved.

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.

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.

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

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

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

The pajama dressing trend is still going strong here.

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

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.