Game, Set, Match
No, we aren’t talking about tennis, though we do like the reference. Instead our focus is on a 2020 trend we like to call ‘2-piece dressing’. Some fashion brands refer to this a ‘set’, thus the title, but we prefer to keep the concept a little bit looser. To us ‘2-piece dressing’ focuses on the two hero pieces (usually sold separately) that work together to create a the most style-forward, put together look.
While the blazer and yes the suit will remain in our trend vocabulary in 2020, we love the idea of taking a less tailored approach with mismatched pieces like this Marni tuxedo-inspired blazer and chic leather pants from Rag & Bone. Mismatched in this example doesn’t mean pattern on pattern, instead it refers to creating a non-suit, suit look with different tone-on-tone fabrics. Style this now with cool-girl, moto boots and wear well into spring with barely there sandals for a more bohemian take. For work, continue to embrace a power-suit mentality, but choose suit separates from Theory that give you a softer edge. Winter white is always on our list, so don’t be afraid to rock an ivory palette now.
Call it monochromatic dressing or even the Canadian Tuxedo, either way the effect of denim on denim is spring-style perfection. See By Chloé is a master of modern, boho-chic, so of course we can’t get enough of this denim shirt and jeans combination. The puff sleeve (also a trend to watch for), rounded hem and stitched placket give this shirt a feminine vibe that when paired with bootleg denim creates a downtown-meets-uptown look you will want to wear everywhere. Add an extra bit of cool, with a metallic, chainmail scarf from Paco Rabanne and own the street style runway.
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