Matching Sets Are About To Take Over Summer 2022. Here's How To Pull Off The Trend

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If you're "hot like summer," then you know it's time to get your wardrobe ready so you can look "cool for the summer." Summertime is soon approaching and with it, there are lots of exciting fashion trends you have to try. A major trend that several fashion magazines, including Fashion Network, are forecasting for the season is the matching two-piece set. 

Not only is the end result effortlessly cute, but it eliminates the existential crisis of "having nothing to wear," per Byrdie. Putting together cardigans with matching flared pants, or rocking coordinated blouse and skirt sets are stylish ways to follow this trend.

According to The Zoe Report, the matching set trend came back last spring and since then, it's only become more popular in mainstream clothing stores. But the style is one that actually started in the 1970s and eventually came back in the early aughts in the form of velour sweatsuits (via The BU Buzz). Now, there's a matching set for any occasion, with Zara's website even carrying a dedicated section for "co-ord" sets

The best part is that matching sets can be worn outside of fancier settings as well. Per USA Today, matching athleisure sets can add the perfect perk-up to your yoga workout and cozy loungewear sets combine comfort with style so you can enjoy a relaxing night staying in. If you want to try matching sets that are currently trending, the good news is that it's a pretty foolproof look.

Rock a pantsuit to channel boss-lady status

Arguably one of the easiest ways to pull off a matching set is to rock a power pantsuit. Justin and Julia, who are stylists at 707 Fine Clothing, a store that sells business professional clothing, told InStyle, "Power suits are perfect for formal conferences, speaking engagements, and meetings, but one of the best things about them is their versatility."

So you can go from that presentation at work to a happy hour cocktail session, and a pantsuit will keep you looking chic and put-together. According to Byrdie, oversized blazers and baggy pants are especially in style. To spice things up, try a fun bright color that channels summer like this oversized, orange ZARA blazer ($119) and wide-leg pants ($49.90) combo.

Workout in style with a matching athletic outfit

While you can't go wrong wearing any bright color during the summer, pink is predicted to be especially trendy this season. According to USA Today, matching athleisure sets are totally taking over TikTok feeds. There's just something about a cute workout outfit that can really pump up your adrenaline, per Harper's Bazaar.

Sports bras with matching biker shorts are an especially trendy workout ensemble. Biker shorts were deemed a summer wardrobe must-have by CNN last summer, and it looks like they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Find some extra motivation for that spin class by wearing the GUESS Aileen Sports Bra ($34.30) and Biker Shorts ($34.30) in Monroe Pink.

Go retro and grab a matching crop-top, pant set

The 70s are back and that means matching crop-top and pants sets are totally in fashion, per Fashion Network. If you want to try the trend but don't want to spend too much money, there's an affordable crop tank-top and flared pants set from Walmart that will get you in the mood for a tropical vacation. 

The No Boundaries Button Front Tanktop and Flared Pants Set comes in a pale, yellow tropical-inspired floral print and is only $18.98. The set also comes in other colorful prints from striped to marbled. The look is a great way to dip your toes into the flared pants trend, recommended by Byrdie for the summer.

Lean into the micro-mini trend for a cute 60s vibe

If the 60s are more your vibe, then you're in luck because looks from the "swinging sixties" are also on-trend (per Fashion Network). Specifically, micro miniskirts have made a major comeback. According to Huffington Post, the miniskirt was one of the signature trends to mark the 1960s, and it's one that has made its mark in the fashion world ever since then.

Making a comeback in the 80s and again in the early 2000s, the miniskirt has come back with a vengeance this time. To pull off the controversial look effortlessly, try a "co-ord" set like the ZARA Floral Jacquard Top ($27.90) and Jacquard Mini Skirt ($27.90). The sunny yellow color and floral print will help you glow under the summer sunshine.

Crop-top and midi skirt sets are straight fire this season

While mini skirts may be daring, you certainly can never go wrong with a classic midi skirt. Per Byrdie, longer skirt styles will also continue to trend this summer. The LYANER Knotted Crop Top and Midi Skirt Set ($36.99) is an absolute stunner that features a longer skirt and matching crop top.

Post a picture on Instagram wearing this outfit, and all your followers will be dropping the "fire" emoji for this red-hot ensemble. If red is not your color, there are other print and solid colors the outfit is available in.

While mixing-and-matching is always an option when styling an outfit, this season is all about matching-and-matching with cute co-ord sets that will have you indulging in a hot girl summer.