If you ever find yourself in a that all-to-familiar place where you want to dress up but are in no mood to wear, well, a dress, take a page from Zendaya, who is making a case for co-ord suits. More relaxed than a proper suit but far more elevated than your classic trouser and blouse combination, coordinating sets are the answer to simplified formalwear. Plus, you basically get four outfit possibilities with one set: You can wear them together for a more dramatic effect, or wear them separately for a casual daytime approach.
With the Spiderman: Far From Home press tour in full swing, Zendaya has been a fashion tour de force. From her red carpet appearances to her more casual street-style looks, the young actor never fails to look perfectly put together without losing her signature edge. June 24 was a prime example, as the actor was seen stepping out in not one but two coordinating sets while out in New York City. First up came a sheer white set by Peter Do with a graphic blueprint pattern for an appearance on Good Morning America. The see-through top was styled over a black lacy bra. She kept her accessories understated, opting for black satin kitten heals and a pair of silver hoops. Her newly dyed red hair was styled in a bouncy blowout. Her makeup was simple and sleek, with bronzed and highlighted skin and barely there eyeliner.
Later in the afternoon, the actor changed into a satin navy blue button-down and matching oversized trousers, also by Peter Do. This time, her hair was swept back into a high ponytail, and her hoop earrings were swapped out for a simple pair of silver studs. Even her makeup got an upgrade in the form of a matte fuchsia lipstick and a touch of poppy-colored blush to match. She finished off her look with a pair of sky-high navy blue stilettos. The actor kept only the top two buttons of her top done up, allowing for a sliver of midriff to show as she posed with co-star Tom Holland at the Empire State building.
When shopping for a coordinating set, look for pieces that you can easily integrate with the rest of your wardrobe. This will guarantee that your new pieces can not only be worn together, but with everything you already own. Whether you pick a trendy short suit set or a bold printed option, matching pieces make you look instantly put tougher in half the time — and half the effort.
If you do go for a bold printed set, follow Zendaya’s lead and keep the rest of your accessories subdued. The high-impact look benefits from sleek accessories like simple pumps and delicate earrings. Monotone sets are also a fresh update to your usual office suiting look, so don’t be afraid to take a risk. Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best matching suits on the market for you to shop right now.