I'm happy to report that SS14 is the season of the practical trend. We have the 'ugly sandal' that is making pavement-pounding a pleasure, the office-appropriate midi length and now the no-brainer 'co-ord' trend. Seen in the Eudon Choi, J.Crew and Henry Holland collections, coordinating separates offer the ultimate easy solution for everyday dressing - putting an end to zombie-esque staring into your wardrobe abyss trying to concoct an outfit at 7am pre-caffeine fix. Unlike a dress, co-ords also offer versatility and can be mixed and matched with wardrobe staples for different looks if you're feeling creative (pair Eudon Choi's jacquard floral skirt with a stripe t-shirt for the catwalk interpretation). If you're on a tight budget, the high street is ALLOVER this trend like Spencer Matthews + any female with a pulse - try Warehouse, Zara and Whistles for the best sets. Here's my edit of the best buys for all budgets and the accessories to finish the look:
£: Top- Bottom Printed crop top, Zara, £25.99. Printed asymmetric skirt, £29.99, Zara. Nails in Obey, Topshop, £5. Vans true white classic slip on trainers, ASOS, £47.££: Top - Bottom Blue palm leaf top, Warehouse, £38. Blue palm leaf skirt, Warehouse, £45. Nude jewelled satin sandals, Next, £30. Atlantis Lapis Flint ring, Monica Vinader, £145.
£££: Top - Bottom Eudon Choi Mathola floral-jacquard top, Matchesfashion.com, £545. Eudon Choi Centaurea floral jacquard skirt, Matchesfashion.com, £723. Lips in Ohh La La, Topshop, £8. Nicholas Kirkwood zigzag suede pumps, Net-a-porter.com, £510.