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You know how much I love a co-ord, they have featured regularly on this blog and in my everyday wardrobe but most of all, I love the versatility when wearing as separates. Some days you don’t want the matchy matchy vibe and that’s when you can be creative and mix in some different textures, materials or prints to shake things up.
Today’s outfit is a prime example of being able to wear independently of the matching piece. I adore the River Island co-ords which are heavily inspired by the high end Zimmermann designs. They are such a staple in Spring / Summer and although I would have had much more wear out of them had I been on holiday in the last 15 months, I’ve made the best of it and worn them anyway through the seasons. I’m glad they’ve brought them back this year alongside some newer but similar designs.
The graduated ruffled frills on the shorts are super flattering and create a beautiful shape. If you want to deflect attention from another part of your body such as your arms or top half, they certainly do that with the detail catching the eye. Although they are high waist, they are a decent length and cut off at a nice point. The floral design is minimal but effective and I love the blue and pink tones. They are easy to style as the colours are pastel and muted rather than bold and bright.
I’m having a bit of a ‘blue moment’ if you couldn’t already tell. Pairing a co-ord with a piece from another co-ord could be overwhelming but on this occasion it works. The Bershka knitted top and cardigan add a different texture and the simple block of colour compliments the patterned shorts. Adding some complimentary accessories with the pastel pink bag and the soft blue heels really ties everything together.