Cheerful Co-Ords, As Seen On Victoria Beckham, Are The New Way To Achieve #WFH Wardrobe Joy

Breathe new life into lockdown with a mood-boosting two piece.

cheerful co-ords

by Sophie Henderson |
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Finding the motivation to add anything without an elastic waist to your 9-5 sartorial repertoire is no mean feat. But the art of getting dressed up really can help to boost your mood during lockdown. Even better is getting dressed up in one of fashion's new happy co-ords, as we're calling them, which are a ray of sunshine in these dark times.

So, what are they? Well, they’re knitted, so you can count on them for maximum comfort, much like your beloved tracksuit. They come as a pair (obviously) so no time will be wasted pondering what to match with what. They’re bright, mood-enhancing, colour clashing, joy inducing and mostly, smart enough to see you through everything from a conference call to your TikTok debut. And when it comes to#WFH, a rainbow hue or jolt of colour can bring some much needed optimism for the day ahead.

When Paloma Wool showcased her new colour-happy collection on social media, it became the ultimate insta bait for those seeking a stylish alternative to the tracksuit. Available in rainbow shades such as sunset orange and hot pink (and with an accompanying wire-free bra top), this really is the only thing you'll want to wear during quarantine (and beyond).

Consider your style too polished for these happy co-ords? Look to Victoria Beckham’s striped two piece from her own label, which is certainly smart enough to wear to the office when normal life resumes.

Joseph’s yellow skirt and top duo is another ensemble that Grazia’s fashion team are currently excited about. The midi length skirt and classic polo are the winning combo of smart and in a sunny yellow hue that’s certain to spark joy.

Joseph Summer 2020
Joseph's sunny yellow two piece ©Joseph Summer 2020

Wondering if these have wardrobe mileage outside of the house? Wonder no more. From simple ballet flats and trainers (probably your footwear of choice for your daily walk) to heels and knee-high boots (perhaps post-pandemic), there isn't a shoe that won't go with these twinsets. Which makes them a pretty savvy investment, too. And now more than ever, that's music to our ears.

SHOP: Cheerful Co-Ords To Breathe New Life Into Your Wardrobe


Shop Happy Co-Ordu2019s

Rib Polo Shirt, £275, Joseph1 of 11

Joseph, Rib Polo Shirt, £275

Rib Skirt, £395, Joseph2 of 11

Joseph, Rib Skirt, £395

Draped Top, £15.99, Zara3 of 11

Zara, Draped Top, £15.99

Trousers, £19.99, Zara4 of 11

Zara, Trousers, £19.99

Stripe Knit, £232, VVB5 of 11

Victoria Victoria Beckham, Stripe Knit, £232

Stripe Skirt, £235, VVB6 of 11

Victoria Victoria Beckham, Stripe Skirt, £235

Pleated Top, £69, Cos7 of 11

Cos, Pleated Top, £69

Pleated Skirt, £89, Cos8 of 11

Cos, Pleated Skirt, £89

Agua Top, u20ac69, Paloma Wool9 of 11

Paloma Wool, Agua Top, £60.17

Mayo Cardigan, u20ac119, Paloma Wool10 of 11

Paloma Wool, Mayo Cardigan, £103.78

Komo Trousers, u20ac105, Paloma Wool11 of 11

Paloma Wool, Komo Trousers, £91.57

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