I Always Get So Many Compliments When I Wear This Easy, Two-Part Outfit

The linen waistcoat trouser suit has ruled spring, but for summer, we're about to be dominated by another co-ord—and it just so happens to be my favourite. Enter: The top-and-skirt. I love a set in general, but at a glance of my Instagram, I can see not one, not two but six skirt set outfits. It appears I'm a mega fan, and it's understandable when they're one of the chicest (read: easiest) outfits to style for warm weather days. In a lightweight linen or cotton fabric, or even sleek satin for a wedding guest look, a skirt co-ord can work as part of your everyday uniform, for say, the office or equally as well for an event. I'm open to mini, midi or maxi iterations, but I loved this Reformation lime crop top and maxi skirt style I wore last summer in Ibiza.

It appears I'm not the only one enjoying the effortless pairing, either, as I've spotted them on some the most stylish women recently. So here's some ways to style the duo this season.


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First up, is myself, wearing said Reformation set. Although the set has now sold out, I have spotted it on rental sites. Monikh also wore it last summer, which leads on to the next outfit...


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The Who What Wear contributor had an edit with Faithful The Brand last summer, and recently I spotted Monikh wearing this new dreamy knitted bandeau set. It's of course now firmly on my wish list.

Aida wearing skirt suit

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See, I told you the skirt and top co-ord can work for any occasion. Aida shows how a blazer and tailored midi could easily be worn to the office.

Emmanuell wearing skirt co-ord

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For the French way to wear it, Emmanuelle styles this pretty white version with Mary Jane pumps and the cutest little basket bag.

Emili wearing Miu Miu set

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If there's ever a set that's about to be seen everywhere on Instagram, it's this Miu Miu paisley print halterneck and micro mini pairing. Emili Sindlev has already worn it, and no doubt everyone else will be following suit.

So no matter your upcoming summer plans, join the skirt set fans by investing in one of these winners from Mango, Cos, Rixo and more.


Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.