Happy Hump Day, babes! How are all my spring breakers doing? Enjoying the slopes? Soaking up the sun on a beach somewhere? In one day I’ll be trading in my heels and matching skirt sets for hiking boots and a fleece. My little fam will be camping the next 4 days and we are over-the-moon excited! But until it’s time to trade in my Spring favorites, let’s talk fashion!
One of my very favorite trends this season is all the matching sets. I love the short sets, the skirt sets, I love it all. I think it’s such a fun and cute look, but there’s only one problem. I do not feel comfortable baring my stomach for all to see. I also don’t think anyone wants to see my stomach because, well, let’s just say my skin is not as tight as it was pre-babies. That being said, I still wanted to figure out a way to pull off this trend.
What I’ve found is that we really can wear matching sets without showing our midriff. The trick is finding a set that overlaps. The bottom – whether a skirt or pants – needs to be high-waisted, and the top needs to come down a tad past your waistline. When I first saw this matching skirt set at Lou & Grey, it seemed too good to be true. I tried it on though, and it ended up working perfectly! Because both pieces are neutral in color, too, they look great mixed and matched with other items, too. For example, this crop top looks so cute with high waisted jeans.
If you still don’t feel comfortable with matching sets though, there’s one more styling trick you can utilize. Simply find a top or jacket to layer over your set. For example, with this look, I wanted to keep the trendy, date night vibe, so I opted for an elevated top instead of a jacket. I love the shimmer of this top and that the buttons allows the set to peek out from the top and the bottom; it’s feminine, chic, and trendy. I love that adding another layer makes a matching set more “work appropriate,” too. With a layered top you can easily make a matching set look less trendy and more professional.
photography: fort lion studio