Matching Set for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Worn Together
Quote of the day: “The only preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today.” God’s Little Instruction Book
Ahhh…the matching set. A skirt (or pants) made out of the same material/design as it’s top partner. It’s not a suit but a collection that was designed to go together. Are there any in your closet? It was quite the trend in the 1970’s and I can see the appeal—it’s like a dress where you don’t have to think about what to wear with it! In fact, I just saw the matching set being touted as a “two-piece dress.” But it can also come across as too “put together” or “matchy-matchy” as the young kids say! I tried to modernize these matching set looks with accessories. I used a thin scarf for my set, a thick necklace for Nancy’s & a black polka dot belt for mom’s outfit.
50’s Matching Set: Thanks to Whorl Boutique in Denver, I was able to participate in this post because I did not have a matching set in my closet. I would normally not buy a crop top, but the skirt is high waisted, so I decided to gamble and get it!
60’s Matching Set: We planned to wear a red cardigan with this ensemble…but you know how plans go, right? We shortened the skirt and took in 2 inches from the waist to make it less overwhelming.
70’s Matching Set: I had mom wear a black polka dot belt with her top & skirt. We then added a cardigan since the shirt is short sleeved. Mom’s necklace is a shoe clip on a black cord (you, too, can make your own jewelry in seconds).
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: Mom made it (similar here)~~Sweater: K Studio (similar here)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Are you a fan of matching sets? Why or why not?
So if you do have a matching set in your closet and want to wear it….one way to update the look could be with a pair of more modern/contemporary footwear—check these out: