How To Wear The Popular Summer Fashion Trend: Matching Sets

Matching Sets

You all know how much I love a matching set. They’re effortless, fun, and unexpected. Plus, they’re one of the easiest ways to look pulled together when you’re in a hurry. Matching sets have become increasingly popular and I am 100% on board with this trend! But…wearing matching sets can be tricky. That’s why I’m sharing a few of my tips when shopping for sets …and how to find the perfect twosie for you!

Matching Sets, Fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a blush matching set by Sabina Musayev from Revolve with Treasure & Bond wedges at Lake Powell

Matching Sets, Fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a blush matching set by Sabina Musayev from Revolve with Treasure & Bond wedges at Lake Powell

Matching Sets, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a matching set by Sabina Musayev from Revolve at Lake Powell Matching Sets, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a matching set by Sabina Musayev from Revolve at Lake Powell

Matching Sets, Fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a blush matching set by Sabina Musayev from Revolve with Treasure & Bond wedges at Lake Powell

Matching Sets, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a matching set by Sabina Musayev from Revolve at Lake Powell Matching Sets, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a matching set by Sabina Musayev from Revolve at Lake Powell

Matching Sets, Fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a blush matching set by Sabina Musayev from Revolve with Treasure & Bond wedges at Lake Powell

TOP | SKIRT | WEDGES | NECKLACE | SUNGLASSES

Blush Set

This matching set is by Sabina Musayev from Revolve. The blush color is gorgeous and great for spring. It’s also insanely comfortable and soft. The cap sleeves on this top will soften broad shoulders.  The skirt is a great length on my petite 5’4” frame. I’m wearing wedges but could probably get away with sandals. If you’re taller, it will definitely work with sandals or flats.

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Reward Style Conference 2019, Fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a fitted cropped long sleeve top and fitted midi skirt by Made LA from Revolve in Dallas, Texas

How To Wear A Matching Set

One of the best things about a set is that you get multiple outfits out of it. You don’t just have to wear the top and bottoms together. You could throw on the skirt with a cute tee and have a completely different outfit. Or you could wear the top with high waist jeans and have a cute summer look! The possibilities are endless! Remember these are also separate pieces.

Erin Busbee in Palm Springs at the wind farm wearing a matching sweater set in nude, ribbed midi skirt and long sleeve sweater with nude python booties

Tops

If you want to wear the matching set, make sure you like the bottoms AND the top. For example, if you don’t like to show your arms, pick a set with a top that has long sleeves (like the one I’m wearing above). Each piece should be able to stand on its own for maximum versatility. How easy would it be for me to pair any of these tops above with jeans?? Hint: pretty easy. 😉

I’ve also noticed that a lot of sets come with a cropped top or sweater. This might seem scary, but when the bottoms or skirt is super high rise, like above the belly button high, then you may show a sliver of skin and that’s about it. It’s not as scandalous as you might think. (In the set I’m wearing above, the top is long enough to be tucked in so it isn’t a problem.)

Yellow shorts suit by Veronica Beard

Bottoms

There are tons of matching set styles out there. Including mini skirts, maxi skirts shorts, pants, etc. Find bottoms you know you’ll wear. If you like your legs, think about a chic shorts suit or skirt (above). If you’d rather cover up, try pants or a maxi skirt (below).

Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas,Red Wide Leg Pants and Strapless Matching Cropped Top by Free People in Moab, Utah on Fashion Blogger Erin Busbee

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  1. Hi, Enjoyed looking at the matching sets. I want to know what is the best style for a 70 yr. old young lady who has lost a LOT of weight. I have gone from a size XL or 16-18 to a size medium 10-12. I’m 5’2″ with bad knees which are swollen, therefore want to cover knees. I have loved all you “how to” suggestions for fashion. It has helped me in picking out new clothes for my new size. But they are simple pieces for at home wear and a few (3) outfits for things like lunch and doctor appointments. I am disabled, yet, I have gained a lot of my strength back and am walking. When I see myself in reflection I just look like a box from waist down. I have a new pair of tapered leg jeans. Haven’t worn yet. Thank you for your time and attention to this message. Judith Haga

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