INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STYLISH GUYS IN COLOUR CO-ORDS
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 9 June 2018
A few years back, the idea of a two-piece combo would've instantly brought back memories of awkward childhood outfits. However, in 2018, the sartorially savvy know that co-ords are where it’s at. For a standout ‘fit that requires minimum effort, take a look at these guys in seriously slick matching sets for inspiration…
For SS18, it’s all about rocking oversized garms. To switch up your silhouette, opt for loose-fitting threads in bright colours, as expertly demonstrated by this guy. Follow his lead and go for a cropped, boxy jacket to really play around with shape. Understandably, he’s kept his accessories to a minimum, but peep the silver chain on his trousers which adds a punk element to his ensemble. Extra points for the aquamarine bowl haircut.
Popularised during the 80s and 90s, the tracksuit is the road-ready co-ord donned by streetwear aficionados everywhere. A solid option to throw on for breezier summer days, the trick to rocking one is to make sure your creps complement your set. Make like this guy and go for a pair of OG Nikes.
As this street-styler shows, a vibrantly coloured co-ord is all you need to up your sartorial game this season. Opt for a set in a scarlet hue like this chap and tone down the brightness of your look by wearing a white T-shirt underneath. Throw on a leather belt to subtly divide the two halves and pop on some clean white kicks to keep things fresh.
When it comes to picking a co-ord, a suit may seem like the more obvious choice but it all depends on what style you go for. If you’re after a standout ’fit, opt for an oversized jacket and high-waisted trouser combo like this guy. Wear a graphic-print T-shirt underneath your suit to make your ensemble appear more relaxed and remember to throw on a belt – go for a roped version à la this fella for extra flair.
This guy’s combo is a work of art. Literally. His longline overcoat and matching off-white trews with rolled cuffs serve up serene, minimalist vibes, but it’s the Jackson Pollock-esque paint splashes that make his look. A classic white T-shirt worn underneath keeps his 'fit laid-back rather than too loud, especially when paired with equally popping creps.