Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

A Vocab (& Shopping!) Lesson: Co-Ords

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    157

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    The British term "co-ords" or "co-ordinates" might be a foreign phrase to many of us in the United States, but you're undoubtedly familiar with the concept. From formal PJ sets to a deconstructed shift dress, these matchy-matchy top and bottoms have all the ease of a frock, but with a whole lot more charm.

    As for the minor detail that some of the co-ordinates actually are pajamas? With the right styling, it totally doesn't even matter — in fact, it's a good thing! How often have you wished your outfit was as comfy as your lounge wear? Check out the nine co-ord sets that'll have you rethinking your stance on mixing and matching.

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Lookbooks

Yep: You Can Find All This Loveliness At The Mall

If personal style was taught at school, layering would be an advanced level course. When done correctly, piling on separates as fall season rolls around can make an outfit interesting — without looking like you're in a cocoon. Even Kanye is a devoted pupil. But, this course can be tricky to pass: With so many prints, read

Shopping

You'll Fall Head Over Heels For This Lookbook

Embodying the expression "head over heels" in a most literal sense, Minna Parikka's fall lookbook really is something else. The collection of images features a tousle-haired model in a perpetual free fall — one of the most graceful, mesmerizing acts of gravity defiance we've yet seen. But, what's being sold here? Ah, read