If 2016 was the year of off-the-shoulder everything, summer 2017 might as well have been the season of the co-ord. Yep, the matching set took over early on, taking our Instagram feeds by storm and slowly leaking into our closets. And sure, while coordinating separates became the sartorial solution du jour for everything from your office happy hour to the indiscernible wedding dress code, just throwing one on as intended can feel a little, well, tired.
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Plus, the co-ords of yesteryear (read: the one Taylor Swift basically lived in during 2014) have given way to less literal iterations of the trend — and it got us thinking: Is it possible to style a matchy-matchy set other than the way it as intended? (Answer: Hell yes.)
Get ready to see your favorite summer outfit reimagined: Ahead, find six new, totally-not-juvenile ways to get in on the trend.
Originally posted on StyleCaster.