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At first, they made me cringe. Now, they make me so damn happy. Because I have come to appreciate just how smart this whole matching set trend is. Not only is a matching set a super easy statement maker, it is a no brainer to throw on and, once you tire of the trend, you are left with two totally great staples that can live in your closet for the long haul.
My love affair with matching sets began as an experiment- I bought THIS and THIS off of my favorite crazy cheap website just to try them out, figuring I would hand them off to one of my girls' babysitters within hours of opening the package. But since they were both under $20, it was an expense I was willing to incur in the name of blogging.
Immediately, I was smitten.
Then I realized that the LoveShackFancy outfits my friends were wearing (and I was swooning over) also fit into this "matching set" category- meaning the look was just as suited for beach parties and nights out as it was for running errands and hanging at the playground with the kids. And as I began planning my fashion strategy for some upcoming segments and appearances, several polished and office-ish-ready sets caught my eye.
So while I know at first it may seem like a trend best saved for school girls, I speak from experience when I tell you- get on it. Versatility, value, very simple styling-- matching sets have a place in every closet.
Here are my faves (as seen above, from left to right in each category)