Besides a simple maxi dress, the best way to be fashionable and functional as temperatures warm up is by throwing on a matching set. Here’s why:

1) They don’t require too much thinking, and somehow they have a way of making everyone look chic and on trend. Wearing a set is kind of like bringing store bought cookies to a party. They taste just as great and it takes half the time!

2) They can effortlessly transition from day to night. Throw on some heels or wedges, add some jewels and you can head straight from brunch to the party.

3) They are versatile and can be easily restyled. Wear the top with jeans or put a white tee or collared shirt with the bottom for a new look. The styling is limitless!

4) They travel easily. I bring a bunch of sets with me on trips and decide later if I will style them with flat sandals, use them for beach cover-ups or add baubles for the evening.

Here are some of the top selling points when I am looking for a matching set:

1) High Waist– This is a must. Unless you have Britney Spears year 2000 abs or just are super confident, (which is great too!) then a high waist is great for covering the tummy. I think showing just a bit of skin above the belly button looks sexy while still being classy. I also think a high waist feels more secure after a few margaritas.

2) Wide Leg or Maxi Skirt– Having fullness on the bottom balances wearing something small on the top. A full skirt or wide legs makes the look more editorial and adds drama. We love drama, but only in the form of clothing!

3) Pattern and Colors– I look for a fun pattern like florals, stripes, hounds tooth or polka dots. Wearing head-to-toe prints is super trendy right now. A fun print will really make you stand out in a crowd and that is what we were born to do honey. No time for blending in!

If you like, the set I am wearing in this post, head on over to and use the code “Themackrae” for 15% off this look or your next order. Also, you can shop my matching set style below:

Joyfunear Flounce Sleeve Knot Bardot Top & Tiered Layered Skirt Set


LuLus  All Bloom Red Orange Floral Print Two-Piece Jumpsuit


LuLus  Sol Mates Green Tropical Print Wide- Leg Two Piece Jumpsuit


SHEIN Waist Knot Polka Dot Top & Ruffle Hem Skirt Co-Ord


Joyfunear V-Cut Front Cami Top And Layered Pants Set


SHEIN Tie Dye Knotted Crop Cami & Split Thigh Skirt Set

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