TWO PIECE LOVE
For someone who doesn't put much effort into matching everything in my outfit, I've surprised myself by how much I've fallen in love with matching two piece sets. I've picked up two I love from Mod&Soul, and they've made outfit planning so easy! Also, Richmond readers, Mod&Soul is local and has the most adorable boutique on Broad Street in addition to their site. This set is colorful and striped, but I've found they're statement-making even in a neutral color or print just because it's sort of an unexpected outfit. I personally love this light blue color, it's perfect for summer.
I've been loving how put together the set makes me feel, but since I'm not one to follow all rules, my favorite part has actually been breaking them up into separates and pairing them with random tops and bottoms. Since the tops are usually crops, I've been loving them with high waist jeans and skirts, and the bottoms are so nice for the summer with silk camis (like I showed in my Charleston post!) I actually really like the culottes because they are much easier to take from day to night than shorts sets are and the rise is pretty long which I love since I have a longer torso and I need my high waist items to be really high. It also makes it look more like a jumpsuit and people are always surprised/excited when I tell them it's two pieces!
This set fits like a dream, but if you've got some bottom half curves like me, size up like I did to accommodate. ;) I love the flowy top and how it compliments the fitting torso of the culottes.