The best summer co-ords, from linen to prints

It’s springtime now and with the summer-ready collections hitting our favourite stores – we’ve already rounded up the best straw bags and spring dresses – this is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe. One of the easiest ways to transition from spring to summer is with an arsenal of great co-ords – with matching tops and bottoms, this wardrobe staple is surprisingly easy to style.

For those who want to keep things simple, a linen shorts co-ord in neutral tones – think cream, camel, khaki or black – is a must. If you are looking for that pop of colour, then & Zara and Hush have two-pieces in vibrant shades such as moss green and bubblegum pink. Just pair the set with flat sandals, a wicker bag and sunglasses for a chic summer look.

There are also trouser options if you want a summer co-ord that’s suitable for work or eveningwear – Cos, Arket and again Zara are good places to look.

Skirt-wise, the harlequin two-piece from & Other Stories is simply sensational – check it out on Instagram queen Katherine Ormerod below.

As for more high-end version, Sleeper’s pyjama-style sets remain popular and look amazing on. Team with heels and statement jewellery for maximum impact.

The best co-ords to shop for summer

Mae knitted T-shirt, £69 and skirt, £79, Phase Eight

summer co-ord Linen blend shirt and trousers, £32.99 each, Zara

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Oversized linen shirt, £69 and linen trousers, £69, Arket

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Shirt and shorts, both £32.99, Zara

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Harlequin crochet top, £75 and crochet skirt, £120, & Other Stories

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Short-sleeved linen shirt, £45 and linen shorts, £35, Arket

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Polka dot shirt, £29.99 and trousers, £32.99, Zara

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Shirt and shorts set, from £14.99, Amazon

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Printed blouse and trousers, £49.99 each, Zara

summer co-ordRelaxed linen shirt, £69 and shorts, £55, Hush

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Wrap blouse, £79 and wide-leg trousers, £85, Phase Eight at John Lewis