I'm Ditching My Sweatsuits for These Equally Comfortable Matching Sets


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A few months ago, during one of my many weekly internet-shopping sessions, I spotted and bought a plissé pleated top-and-pants matching set on a whim. Quickly, it became my go-to outfit for everything from video calls to short walks to my local coffee shop or whenever I needed to run out of the house and didn't want to look like I rolled out of bed. Like most people, I've pretty much reached my limit wearing sweatsuits (they've been my uniform for the better part of a year), so I'm more than happy to embrace an equally comfortable and low-key alternative. 

What I love about a matching set is that it takes me around five minutes (or less) to arrive at a complete look: Just throw it on, and add a pair of heeled mules and gold jewelry, and you have an outfit that looks intentional with minimal effort. Now that I've discovered the joy of matching sets, I'm giving my dull sweatsuits a rest for the ease of an elevated two-piece. Below, I've gathered several stylish matching skirt-and-pant sets if you too have reached sweatpant fatigue. A bonus: Many of them are under $200 and primed for some glorious spring weather.


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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.