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



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. It was from none other than Who What Wear, and although we, as the editors, have the privilege of test-driving a lot of styles before they hit stores, this two-piece set escaped me. 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-pants sets if you too have reached sweatpants fatigue. A bonus: Many of them are under $200 and prime for some glorious spring weather.

The Set

Shop the matching Carmen Relaxed Pull-On Pants ($135).

The set that has taken the place of my sweatsuits.

Shop More Easy Matching Sets

Shop the matching Trish Pants ($81).

I'm set on venturing out of my "neutral-colors-only" cocoon to embrace the colorful side of things—this blue set fits the bill.

Shop the matching Lara Shorts ($198).

In this L.A. weather, a shorts set is sometimes the best option.

Wool knits transform this set into something way more luxe-feeling than your typical sweatsuit. 



Shop the matching Zippered Knit Skirt ($40).

How fun and adorable is this cheeky set?

Shop the matching Pleated Wide Leg Pants ($50).

With the impending heat, flowy, oversize silhouettes are calling my name.

Shop the matching Creased Jersey Pants ($25).

Made for running weekend errands.

Shop the matching Striped Mohair Mini Skirt ($198).

Take a cue from Revolve's styling, and dress it up with sleek boots and defining accessories.

All that's left to add is a matching bag.



Shop the matching Fur Trim Cardigan ($43).

The addition of the fur trim makes this one feel special. 

Just imagine this outfit on the beach with an Aperol spritz in hand—literally a dream.

Shop the matching Soft Wide Leg pants ($36). 

I can't think of a better on-the-go outfit. The whole set is also pretty affordable. 

Shop the matching Pleated Pants ($36).

Pleated details look fancy, but trust me when I say this set is low-maintenance luxe and supremely comfortable.




Try adding a checked blazer for a polished look.

Skirt sets like this look so elegant with little sartorial effort. I call that a win-win.


Pair this with classic white sneakers and a T-shirt for a casual, comfy vibe.



Shop the matching Ribbed Knit Sweater ($24).

White in the spring feels so fresh and uplifting.

I can't believe this entire set is less than $80. You'd be wise to buy this in multiples.

Polo tops are trending big this season, so of course, a two-piece version is in order.

The open knit is perfect for transitioning into warmer temperatures. 

Shop the matching Wide Leg Pants ($40).

The body-hugging silhouette looks amazing on virtually anyone.