Crisp, comfy and polished: there’s a reason why everyone is obsessed with coordinates …
The breakout trend of the summer? It has to be a pair of coordinates. Crisp, comfy and polished, we’ve seen style influencers wearing them beachside, at the airport and dressing them up at home with a crossbody bag and polished footwear. In fact, the more we see of them, the further we’re convinced that they’re far more than loungewear.
Some brands such as Spanish label La Veste have gone one step further, reinventing cropped trousers and boxy jackets – we’re waiting patiently for a restock of the Menta jacket and pants – with a laid back, summer flair. If you’re trialling the trend, invest in a pair of heavyweight cotton shorts which are less likely to crease and crumple as you go about the day. However, given summer’s louche, laissez faire attitude to getting dressed, a little wrinkling should be the least of your concerns …
Browse an edit of some of the best linen and cotton coordinates below.
Main image: Instagram @lavestelaveste.
The Weekend seersucker shirt, €111 and shorts, €64; www.withnothingunderneath.com.
Montina floral-print cotton-terry shirt, Faithfull the Brand, €101.40 and Reggie floral-print cotton-terry shorts, Faithfull the Brand, €95.40; www.net-a-porter.com.
Heavy linen blazer, €150 and heavy linen shorts, €59; www.arket.com.
Cotton poplin shirt, €19.99 and cotton poplin shorts, €14.99, both at H&M.
Puff sleeve crop top, €69 and belted linen shorts, €69, both at & Other Stories.
Lola cropped tie-front panelled linen top, Zimmermann, €276.50 and Lola belted panelled linen midi-skirt, Zimmermann, €455; www.net-a-porter.com.
Cotton lace overshirt, €39.95 and cropped lace trousers, €45.95, both at Zara.
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