Chic Summer Separates

West Hollywood
June 6, 2016


Remember when you were a kid and your parents used to dress you in matchy matchy two piece outfits (more commonly referred to as coordinates)? Remember when you swore that you the second you were allowed to dress yourself, you would never be caught dead in something like that? Well, think again, because the iconic two piece outfit is back in a BIG way.

As we transition to warmer months and we trade in our coats for cover ups, I thought it was only fitting to share my love of matching separates and why I think they’re a must-have for any summer wardrobe. For starters, Separates come in all different shapes and sizes: crop tops and mid length culottes, long sleeve body con shirt and skirt combos, boho tops and shorts, the possibilities are truly endless. They make choosing an outfit stress free for those days when you simply can’t find the perfect top to save your life. On the other hand, mixing and matching separates takes DIY to a whole new level. You get two for the price of one! You’re investing in both a complete outfit as well as two integral wardrobe staples. On their own, they’re fantastic, but together they’re unstoppable! Read on for all the tips and tricks you need to nail this season’s hottest trend!

When selecting a Co-ord, select prints and colors that can be integrated throughout your existing wardrobe. You can always pair prints with simple, block colors. On the opposite end of the spectrum, pair your plain co-ords patterned and/ or statement pieces that you already have on hand!

Although a lot of two piece outfits feature crop tops, it’s important to know that you most definitely do NOT have to wear a crop top to nail this look. There are tons and tons of different ensembles that feature longer hemlines that are definitely worth investing in. So do your research and know your the best shapes and silhouettes for your body. For example, I am 5’5, a 34A and have hips and a bottie. My legs are not super long and my torso is on the shorter side in proportion to my legs. I know that a-line skirts work well on my body type. Jeans and a crop top, don’t.

And last but not least, make sure that you absolutely love both parts of your selected set of separates. Of course you will predominantly wear them together; however, think about how you would wear each piece on its own!  This will allow you to get twice as much use out of these incredible pieces.

I’ve rounded up a bunch of my current favorite summer separates below. Whatever your vibe, it’s sure to be a match made in co-ordinate heaven. What do you think about the separates looks? Let me know in the comments below!

Photos by Jana Williams.

:: For Love & Lemons Crop Top :: For Love & Lemons Midi Skirt:: Luv AJ Lariat Necklace :: Schutz Juliana Sandal :: Valentino Shoulder Bag ::


Love the whole outfit! Especially the layering of the necklaces and the heels!


This entire post is so beautiful! The two piece set, the layered necklaces…it’s all amazing. I adore this look! XO


Love this summer look!Especially how you styled it with the accessories!



I am in love with this look! You look gorgeous!
Mademoiselle Coconath

I love the print on this skirt and of course the bag!


Such a beautiful look! I love that separates are making a comeback… it really does make dressing super simple and effortless.

Loving all of your Hawaii looks too! Can’t wait to see the posts!

xo Bryn

Obsessed with this outfit. I love two pieces!! Especially in skirt and crop form 🙂

Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

La Bijoux Bella | by mia

A very lovely blend of delightful colours … So Summery, so fabulous in every angle of the photos! 🙂

La Bijoux Bella | by mia

So cute! I’m all into the matchy matchy pieces again too! Huge fan of your image content…

So sweet Carey!

Thank you for your kind words.


Thank you girl!

How do you rock your separates?


Loving these beautiful patterns! Gorgeous warm colors for the hot weather.


Thank you so much Rasa!

And thanks for stopping by!


Absolutely love this summer print! The colors are so fun in the set

Hi Emma!

I couldn’t agree more — just the right amount of floral and fabric for easy, breezy summer weather!


Gorgeous shots and I love love love this set! xx

Thank you so much Ashley!

There’s nothing like a perfect pairing!


Love this look. I love the little details 🙂

Sometimes its the little things that make the outfit.

It’s all in the details!


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