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5 Cool Co-Ords That Will Get You Out The Door ASAP

The reason co-ords have become a staple in our wardrobes is because yes, they deliver a vibe that says you’ve got your life all put together, but more importantly, they are oh-so-easy to style for lazy days. Like multi-tasking beauty products, we love ourselves a good two-piece. They minimise the hassle of searching in your closet for pieces that match, and you know these simply look good together, natch. And well, they can also be worn as separates — giving you more bang for your buck.

Our favourites above.

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1. Not-so-serious workwear
Just because it’s office wear, doesn’t mean it has to be black and boring, This light blush pink blazer shorts set brings a dose of cheer and fun into your work ensemble, and is a great balance between formal and casual. We paired it with a cami and floral print shoes for a feminine touch. If you need to make it even more suitable for the workplace, you can always pair it with a black turtleneck, black loafers and small studded earrings. Stella McCartney wool twill double breasted blazer US$1,741.88 (S$2,353.25), and wool twill shorts US$627.08 (S$847.17), from Net-a-Porter; V-neck top, S$34.95 from H&M; Ganni bow-embellished floral-print faille and patent-leather loafers, US$133 (S$179.68) from The Outnet; Gold large chain necklace, S$25.99 from Lovisa 2. Pared-back elegance
If you’re lucky enough to have a working place that doesn’t define your clothes as long as you’re presentable, this is a cute co-ord set that would work for you. The stretch-knit top boasts long sleeves — that counterbalance the exposed shoulder — and an elegant satin trim that is also found on its matching maxi, making the overall look both beautiful and comfortable. We’ve paired this with black low-key ankle boots for a monochrome vibe, but added a blush blue bag to give your look a pop of colour. Sid Neigum one-shoulder satin-trimmed stretch-knit top US$291.61 (S$393.96), and wrap-effect satin-trimmed stretch-knit maxi skirt US$283.35 (S$382.80) from Net-a-Porter; Methacrylate heel stretch ankle boots, S$49.90 from Zara; Light blue bucket bag, $69.90 from Charles & Keith; Balenciaga hoop earrings, US$385 (S$520.13) from Net-a-Porter 3. Fun in the sun
Given Singapore’s weather during the spring months, we need clothes that are light, airy and breathable. That is why a shorts-and-crop-top ensemble is a fantastic addition to your wardrobe. To take it to the next station, we’ve paired this sunflower print set with a velvet turban, Ray Ban shades and tan accessories. You’re looking Bali-ready, honey. Sunflower top and shorts two piece set, S$26.47 from Zaful; Braided mini tote bag, S$59.90 from Zara; Embellished thong sandals, S$49.90 from Charles & Keith; Oval gold rimmed sunglasses from Ray-Ban, price available in store; Velvet turban, S$36.90 from Topshop. 4. Double down on denim
Our love for denim will never die. Nor will our love for double denim — especially a cheeky matching set. To keep to the theme of casual yet edgy, we’ve paired this light wash number with a Gucci print bodysuit, white sneakers and a mesh detailed rucksack. Finish off the 90’s style with a black scrunchie for your ponytail. Denim jacket and matching denim shorts, S$96.90 from Topshop; Gucci one shoulder bodysuit, US$$716.01 (S$967.32) from Net-a-Porter; Cloudfoam refine adapt shoes, S$80 from adidas; Mesh detail backpack, S$89.90 from Charles & Keith; Black pearl velvet scrunchie, S$10.99 from Lovisa. 5. TGIF
Soft and floaty, yet sophisticated — that is the aim of the game with this look. Wear the long top over the wide leg pants, and cinched your waist in with a chunky black waist belt. Pair this with sleek coral boots that are soon trend (being Pantone’s colour of the year and all), and finish off with a black cardy when you’re battling cold air-conditioning. Wavy two-tone stripe top S$14.90, and wavy two-tone stripe pants, S$14.90 from Zara; Tibi Alexis satin ankle boots, US$366 (S$494.46) from The Outnet; Crocodile PU western belt, S$36.90 from Topshop; DKNY cardigan, US$135 (S$182.38) from YOOX; Gold mixed shape drop earrings, S$15.99 from Lovisa