Not into summer dresses? Try these shorts and top co-ords instead

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Not a fan of summer dresses? Try shorts and top co-ords instead.

With distancing measures slowly easing up, it’s time to ditch your sweatpants in favour of pieces that are just as comfy but – dare we say it – just a tad bit chicer.

We’ve noticed matching sets all over our Instagram feeds lately – including the sell-out Damson Madder checkerboard co-ord and Arket’s terry cloth twinset. It makes sense, as after almost two years of living in comfy clothes we’re not ready to go back to tight-fitting and restrictive clothing.

However that doesn’t mean these co-ords should only be worn at home. In fact, they make a style statement all on their own with the use of pretty summer patterns and bold colours. Teamed with trainers and sandals, they’re casual but put together at the same time.

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@chloehayward_ wearing a Damson Madder checkerboard shorts and top co-ord set
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As the pandemic continues across the globe, fashion continues to evolve. While the future looks bright and impactful when it comes to our clothes, we still have a tendency to edge towards loungewear – and this trend combines the two.

From Zara to Urban Outfitters, here are the best short and top co-ords to buy now.

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short and top co-ords - New Girl Order Lilac Gingham Towelling Shorts

New Girl Order Lilac Gingham Towelling Shorts, £28, Urban Outfitters – buy now

You can’t go wrong with gingham. Wear this towelling set to the beach or to the park this summer.

Patchwork Shirt Tie, Printed Shorts With Bandana

Patchwork Shirt Tie, £29.99; Printed Shorts With Bandana, £27.99, Zara – buy now

If you’re ready to get dressed up, opt for this patchwork shorts and top set from Zara.

Cotton Poplin Shirt, £16.50; Short, £11.25, ASOS – buy now

For a more affordable option, we love this striped cotton set from ASOS.

Highwaist Shorts, £15; Cropped Shirt Blouse, £20, Monki – buy now

Florals are graphic this summer, so this sunflower-printed set is a great choice.

Gingham Check Shorts

Gingham Check Shorts, £29.99, Zara – buy now

Looking for a tailored style instead? Zara has done it again.

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Gingham Bowling Shirt and Boxer Short Co-ord

Gingham Bowling Shirt and Boxer Short Co-ord, £14.95 and £11.95, Stradivarius at ASOS – buy now

Wear this oversized shirt over a white vest this summer.

Lyocell Shorts, £19.99, Mango – buy now

This hot pink set is your answer to summer loungewear.

Towelling Shorts

Towelling Shorts, £35, Arket – buy now

Minimalists will love this white set, which will never go out of style.

Relaxed-Fit Shorts, £45, COS – buy now

If you prefer colourful clothes, this set has your name on it.

Linen Drawstring Shorts, £45, & Other Stories – buy now

Keep it simple in this pretty pastel twinset from & Other Stories.

Damson Madder Green Checkerboard Shirt, £42, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Damson Madder’s checkerboard co-ord has sold out countless time, so strike now.