Seven Matching Sets That Take The Guesswork Out Of Styling
When asked why he wore the same grey T-shirt on repeat, Mr Mark Zuckerberg said he liked to “make as few decisions as possible” and instead focus his brainpower on “how to best serve this community”. And while the Facebook (sorry, Meta) founder might not be the first person we would approach for style advice, we are inclined to agree that some days, it is a relief not to have to fret about what to wear. That said, rather than simply sticking to a script, which would be rather dull, a savvier solution is to invest in a handful of co-ords that can be quickly thrown together for instant polish. Here are seven guesswork-free matching sets that ensure you have a foolproof, ready-to-go outfit, whatever the occasion.
The throwback Gucci tracksuit
This season Gucci offers a masterclass in transforming the humble tracksuit into the height of decadence by way of a throwback silhouette, satin panels and a luxurious wool jersey fabric. Consider it a statement-making sportswear outfit in its own right or play with contrasts and pair with a crisp Oxford shirt and penny loafers for a collegiate, high-low twist.
The Elder Statesman’s elevated sweats
Fans of The Elder Statesman’s dopamine-boosting hues might be surprised to discover that this somewhat subdued sweatsuit, albeit one that you would happily leave the house in, is the work of the cult Californian brand. It is spun from the label’s signature soft-as-a-cloud cashmere, which makes it a joy to slip on and instantly elevates it from bedroom to business class.
The TOM FORD Canadian tuxedo
TOM FORD has a knack for brilliantly marrying its brand of slick, urbane suiting and high-octane glamour with all-American, salt-of-the-earth classics that speak to the founder’s Texan roots. Or perhaps we should say all-Canadian in the case of this combo, which makes a compelling case for the return of denim on denim, but in suitably TOM FORD fashion.
The Brunello Cucinelli corduroy suit
Corduroy and luxury might not be two words you would necessarily put together, but not all corduroy is the work of Brunello Cucinelli. Famed for its fabric-first ethos, subdued designs and attention to detail, the heritage Italian label has designed a dusty-blue double-breasted corduroy jacket and matching slim-fit trousers that effortlessly strike the balance between dressed up and dialled down.
The Mr P. loungewear set
If you are still struggling to doff your sweats, this matching hoodie and sweatpants by our in-house label Mr P. are made from 100 per cent cashmere and take loungewear to the next level. That’s not to say they should be consigned to the sitting room. Throw on a luxe coat and a pair of box-fresh sneakers or loafers and you will nail that tried-but-didn’t-try look we all secretly strive for.
The casual Canali two-piece
If you are suffering from the winter blues, nothing will perk you up and serve as a reminder that spring is on the horizon quite like this pastel-pink Canali suit. It is a versatile little number, too. Team with a white T-shirt and sneakers for an oven-ready weekend look or smarten up with dress shoes and a shirt for more formal occasions.
The Miles Leon workwear set
Add a hard-wearing workwear set to the list of smart wardrobe investments to make this new year (although styling it requires absolutely no labour on your part). This one comes courtesy of MR PORTER FUTURES winner Miles Leon, whose utility-inspired wares made from natural materials are the sort of pieces you will come back to time and again.