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Coordinates - or matching sets - don’t get nearly enough credit for what they are. For those among us who are clueless at putting looks together, a matchy-matchy top and bottom set ensures that you instantly look put together and stylish - without much effort on your end at all. And you know what this means: it’s also the ultimate lazy day outfit that doesn’t actually look like a lazy day outfit. 

Here are five work appropriate sets we love:

 

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Left: Scalloped knit top, $45.90. Right: Scalloped knit culottes, $69.90.

 

A vibrant tangerine shade and feminine scallop hem detail keep the vibes fun and flirty in this camisole and culottes set from Zara.

 

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This floral printed kimono and trousers set from Topshop requires you to wear a camisole inside (and may therefore need 10 per cent more effort to put together), but is guaranteed to turn heads.

 

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Left: Polyester heron print kimono, $159. Right: Polyester heron print trousers, $116.

 

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Putting an olive jacket and a pair of olive trousers together sounds good in theory, and looks even better in real life. Especially when the jacket is cut ’80s style, with a unique square neck, pleated back, and slightly cinched waist.

 

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Left: Cotton straight cut jacket, $575. Right: Cotton high waist trousers, $385.

 

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This all-black coordinate is as versatile and as easy to wear as an LBD, but two notches cooler. Contrast top-stitching also adds subtle visual interest without taking away the laid back coolness of this breezy set.

 

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Left: Viscose shirt with contrast top-stitching, $89.90. Right: Viscose trousers with contrast top-stitching, $89.90.

 

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Is Millenial Pink still in? Keep it fresh by wearing it differently - like with this pink corduroy shirt and popper trousers set from Topshop. Up the athleisure vibes by pairing the coordinate with your whitest kicks.

See how else you can style white sneakers here:  HOW TO WEAR WHITE SNEAKERS LIKE FANN WONG AND JOLIN TSAI

 

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Left: Corduroy shirt, $206. Right: Corduroy trousers, $219.