Spring and Summer Trend Watch: Two Piece Coordinates

May 23, 2014 -

Sydney Jow

This season we have seen an exploding return of 90s fashion with platform shoes, boxy cut suits, and, best of all, the two-piece outfit. Apparently, one can never be too matching this summer. Two-piece outfits have been dominating the runways and numerous celeb wardrobes this season. Not only does this look radiate confidence and fun, but it also makes getting ready super easy and effortless. A great versatile feature of this look is that the crop top length can be adjusted to your social situation accordingly.

Thanks to this trend it is now socially acceptable to bare some midriff at fancy soirées. At the Met Gala this year celebs including Emma Stone, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, and Anna Kendrick all rocked the two-piece look and each had an original take on it. My favourite two-piece ensemble definitely had to be on RiRi. The white floor-length skirt and long sleeves kept it classy, while the embellished neck and padded shoulders of the top made a strong statement, and allowed her unique style to shine through.

image4xlThis look was also a favourite amongst festivalgoers this year. Many fashonistas choose to sport knitted and tribal patterned bralettes. This look takes one long step away from the typical music festival look of neon spandex, and moves toward more sophisticated and trendy styles. The two-piece outfit makes a strong statement and shows off your style and individuality. The look was a favourite among many models at Coachella this year: Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn, and Poppy Delevingne included. Both Alessandra and Jourdan kept it casual in patterned shorts and crops, which was perfect for the hot weather and showed off their playful side.

Many two-piece outfits incorporate other features of hot summer trends so that you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. Jem offers a twin set in bright holographic fabrics, and ASOS also has you covered with their two-piece tribal patterned trousers and crop. For those who think these bold prints or tribal patterns are a tad overwhelming don’t fret two-piece outfit looks great in basic colours, so a crazy print is not always necessary. The two-piece outfit from Motel is more low-key and still stands out with its black and white pattern. Regardless of the prints or colours, a matching two-piece will always make a unique and fashionable statement.

Above: Zip Back Crop Top and Pants, ASOS.com

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Above: Jourdan Dunn, Coachella 2014


Above: Motel Kimmy Skirt and Folly Crop Pack in Churches, Motelrocks.com

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Above: Rihanna wearing Stella McCartney, Met Gala 2014

Guest Written by: Sammantha Gordon


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