Saturday, 21 June 2014

The Two Piece/ Co-Ordinates

So there have been many trends that have come out to support the SS14 collection and one of the most popular trends ascertained is the "Two Piece/ Co-Ordinates" trend. This trend has been interpreted in many different ways in many different stores to cater to all types of women and girls with all types of styles, body shapes and personalities and I think it's a trend that all  females can enjoy.

I have interpreted this trend in with different stores to give an idea of whats in the market and how the trend can be styled.


Here I have taken the "Reclaimed Tropical Print" two piece and I have styled it with tones such as brown and black to offer a cool vibe towards the outfit. The mid length shorts take away the girly concept of the two piece and reinforce this cool, stylish look. What also reinforces this is are the glasses which aren't the typical metal arm sunglasses but have a flat top which offers more of an androgynous feel to the outfit. I also teamed the outfit with a chunky heeled sandal, a fringed backpack and a some gold accessories which are also trending this SS14. 

This outfit can be worn to a gathering with friends, or on a relaxed meal as features within the outfit compliment each other in order to make the outfit look put together yet causal at the same time.

Asos has many different styled two pieces that can offer this type of image, as well as images that cater to other personalities/females. 


Topshop also sell two pieces, however rather than the typical 'tops and bottoms', Topshop offer two pieces that vary from kimonos and shorts to blazers and shorts. The two piece I have selected to style is the 'Aztec Embroided' two piece. I think this two piece is inviting and mysterious which is why I paired it with this black bralet. 

The choker(s) bring out the colours within the kimono more as they compliment each other, as well as the pop of yellow via the neon yellow bag. this outfit can be worn during the day along with the snakeskin slip ons, or during the evening with the ankle boots. The slip ons create more of a laid back vibe towards the outfit whereas the ankle boots create a dressed up kinda look.


H&M don't necessarily do two pieces (that I could find online anyway) however I have put together a look that can be taken for a two piece. The bralet and shorts are both a type of jersey material which already gives the outfit a relaxed vibe towards it. I think this outfit can be worn on holiday going shopping or just strolling along the beach ayer a long day. The printed shirt can be worn as an over layer or tied around the hips to add more structure to the outfit without the outfit looking too much. The kimono can be added the outfit to bring a little texture (due to the tassels at the bottom) and protection from cheeky breezes in the summer time.  

Although the outfit looks great without much colour, the snakeskin bag brings an oomph due to the texture and pop of red that lurks around the bag; therefore to finalise the outfit I have included these pieces of jewellery to bring the whole look together. 

These are the few two piece/ co-ordinate looks I have styled and put together, however I have styled more looks from other stores on my Polyvore

This is my favourite trend for the summer, what is yours? 

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