Wearing matching separates used to be a faux pas in the fashion rule book, but came back as a huge trend when celebs, models, and street style stars started rocking matchy-matchy ensembles and coordinating sets. Olivia Munn in a matching white skirt and blazer exemplifies how to keep the trend simple and chic. Instead of opting for busy prints and eye-catching designs, Munn went with an easy, sleek matching suit that maintained her feminine style while still being on-point for a night out.
Munn attended a T-Mobile event in Los Angeles rocking this amazing suit set. Don't get me wrong, I know that matching separates can definitely go haywire. After all, the only thing I can think about when I hear "suit set" are my mom's old photos from the '80s when she wore matching brown pantsuits that were way too big for her. That being said, the style has gotten a majorly sleek, trendy update in the past couple of seasons and now they're everywhere. With this outfit, Munn proves that she seriously knows how to werk some separates.
Let's see how she works an all-white jacket, skirt and top combo like a total boss. She's making a serious case for monochromatic looks here.
How drop-dead-gorgeous is she? I know you were hesitant about the matching suit set (it's OK, I was too!) but isn't the look totally lust-worthy on Munn? Her outfit is so simple, yet so beautiful. Let's break it down.
Her mini skirt and her blazer have the same striped pattern, but she breaks up the outfit a little with a silk blouse, and she ingeniously drapes the blazer over her shoulders to give the look a modern update, almost as if it were a cape (think Gwyneth Paltrow's cape dress from the 2012 Academy Awards). Finally, her strappy, minimalist sandals compliment the look but still give her that extra oomph.
In terms of beauty, the actress looked absolutely glowing. Plus, her long, wavy dark hair and red lipstick go so well with the otherwise basic outfit, adding that girly element that we often see from Munn's red carpet looks.
Ultimately, it's pretty clear that Munn knows how to work a suit set! Maybe it's inspired by her character's professional work uniform on The Newsroom? Or reminiscent of her appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart? Or maybe it's just her kick-ass style!
Either way, there's no doubt this ensemble is one worth imitating. Check out the items below to recreate Munn's matching separates look.
1. Matching Set
Try a matching set with shorts and adorable lace and rhinestone embellishments. Paired with tights, this outfit is perfect for holiday events.
Or opt for a similar style with a skirt and cape/jacket combination in a dark navy color.
New Look Inspire 2 For Cross Back Vest, $12.52, asos.com
You can never go wrong with a basic white blouse.
Contemporary Oversized Zip Front Top, $14.90, forever21.com
Really, though. They're no-brainers.
3. Strappy Heels
ShoeMint Terry Women's Strappy Dress High Heels, $35.97, kohls.com
Perfect for any special occasion.
Strappy Caged Sandals, Wide Width, $49.50, torrid.com
And an option in a neutral color to match any ensemble.
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