Styling 101: Set Dressing

Bread and butter, peanut butter and jelly, peas in a pod… some things are just better together, including one of our new favorite trends – sets.

Matching tops and bottoms remind me a little bit of what my mom used to dress me in when I was a kid – but on a completely new (and mature/cool/ trendy/ tasteful etc.) level. From print on print to solid on solid, we have a handful of awesome sets online right now that open up so many new doors in the styling world. Worn together…or separate…the number of ways to wear sets and incorporate them into your wardrobe is infinite. Not to mention, getting ready in the morning just got a whole lot easier. I love how this trend is making a comeback, and it’s one that I’m super excited about for the coming season.

set sitting

How cute is the floral on floral set? I love the flowy shape of both the top and shorts. Pairing it with some birks, socks, and a baseball cap keeps it cozy and casual. (This might be my new casual Sunday uniform.)

set and sweater

Throw on a slouchy sweater with the shorts, or pair the top with some leather skinnies and boots before you hit the town.

floral set

Get the look: Night In Venice SetDistressed V Neck PulloverSuede Brim Wool BaseballAntalya Coin CollarHeathered Highland Boot SockThermae Footbed

blue set

Get the Look:Watch this Space Set, Reminiscent Motorcycle Leather Jacket, Caravel Thigh Hi, Solitaire Heel, Pentagon Pendant, Oil Stained Boyfriend Jean, Tiny Dancer Belt, Dani Slip on Sneaker, Voyager Convertible Backpack

I love how two different looks are easily achievable with set dressing. The Watch this Space Set is very candy…the lace, ruffles, and light blue color mix for a feminine feel. Worn with some heels and a leather jacket, this set is perfect for a dressed up night look. Take the skirt away and wear the cropped top with some boyfriend jeans and sneakers to make it more boy.

set 1

The Uptown Wrap Set is simple and sexy. At first glance you may think it’s a dress before the cropped tank reveals a bit of skin. I think this one makes more of a statement when both the top and skirt are worn together. To dress it down, try layering with a flannel and throwing on a beanie!

set 1 gif

set and plaid

Get the look: Uptown Wrap Set, Plaid Lace Up Buttondown, Charlie Cuff Beanie, Stations Necklace, Harlan Heeled Boot

P.S. The babe you see in this post in one of our graphic designers, Alistair! Her handwriting makes a weekly appearance on all of the Monday quotes here on the blog :) Follow her on FP Me!

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6 years ago

I LOVE those outfits. Sets rock. Also, love her handwriting! So fun to see the face behind the handwriting!

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6 years ago

I love that you featured her for this piece – she’s gorgeous. I also adore the matching sets!

Warm Regards,
Alexandra
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6 years ago

Both looks are perfection! I especially love that skirt!

xo

Michaela

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Sara
6 years ago

Wow I’m in love with the Uptown Wrap set! Love the look that you put together – so simple yet edgy. That might just be my next new FP piece…

xoxo Sara
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6 years ago

I can’t wait for fall and these outfits look great :)

xx Cecil // http://www.wednesday19th.blogspot.com

6 years ago

Great styling in the second photo!

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6 years ago

Thanks for the advice! I definitely think sets are a trend that should stay!

-Allison
http://scatteredsun.squarespace.com/blog/2014/9/24/my-list-for-fall

6 years ago

I love the second outfit! The skirt is perfect for California weather!

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6 years ago

I want those shoes in every possible colour!

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Aman
6 years ago

beautiful ladies!
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6 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the wrap skirt <3

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6 years ago

At S4Saucy you will find lots of lovely sexy underwear, corsets, body stockings, thongs, knickers,leather and pvc gear and fantasy wear for him and her. We stock lotions and potions and a recent addition body jewellery.
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6 years ago

Ah this is amazing. Love rocking two looks with one piece. Girl & edgy.
depending on your mood or day-night!
love that last skirt and tank

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6 years ago

Absolutely rad! Loving these looks so much!

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