Trending: Coordinates

Michael Kors catwalk. Photograph: Getty Images

Michael Kors catwalk. Photograph: Getty Images

Wed, Jul 2, 2014, 01:00

“Co-ordinates” doesn’t just indicate a spot on a map. Now when you hear a person barking “get me the co-ordinates” you can safely assume that the person is referring to matching items of clothing rather than the location of a designer-stubbled MI6 agent.

Somewhere between pyjamas and a suit, the modern co-ordinates err away from stuffy tailoring and more towards the slouchy side of things. Instead of jacket and suit, think shorts and vest, skirt and shirt or culottes and crop tops. It’s scruffy and chic, and will appeal to anyone who admires the marriage of low-maintenance and high-impact.

The best way to wear co-ordinates is with a summery print; think ginghams, florals and cool paintbox colours. Swedish brand Monki is queen of the co-ordinates – and it delivers to Ireland.

(R-L) Frida sweatpants, €35 at Monki.com, Lollo sweat top, €35 at Monki.com, Rita trouser, €25 at Monki.com, Gunilla blouse, €25 at Monki.com

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