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Co-ords – an effortless trend that’s making a comeback

What’s twice as nice and requires half the effort?


Now that restrictions have ended and we’re trying to distance ourselves from loungewear (rather than people!), this simple trend has made a huge comeback.

For those who don’t know, co-ords (short for co-ordinates) is a matching two-piece outfit – in which both parts feature either the same fabric, colour, or pattern. Or all three!

Yes, there are lots of things that could technically be described as a co-ord set – tailored suits… PJs… bikinis even. But it’s a trend in its own right and one that has gathered serious momentum over the last few months, as we’ve finally begun to venture out of our homes.

Co-ords available at Tokyo Laundry


In fact – according to the global fashion shopping platform, Lyst – online searches for ‘co-ords’ has risen by 47% since April 2021, with a particular focus on athleisure twinsets. And it’s easy to understand why. 

- they’re easy to throw on in the morning
- they’re super comfortable
- they come in a variety of styles and colours

Co-ords offer a simple way to feel properly ‘dressed’, without having to think too much about what works well together – or spending an age choosing what to wear! They require minimal effort but have maximum effect. And as we emerge from lockdowns and isolation, that kind of simplicity and flexibility is exactly what we need from our wardrobe.

So, here at Tokyo Laundry, we’ve jumped on the bandwagon.

If anyone knows how to do athleisure co-ord sets well, it’s us. Our online store is now fully loaded with matchy-matchy styles for men and women. Take a look today. Embrace this simple post-pandemic trend and get back out there in style.


Men’s co-ord sets

If co-ords weren’t easy enough already, we’ve gone and made it even easier. As part of our men’s multipack range, we’re now selling the top and bottom halves of the co-ord together – as the two-piece they’re meant to be.

Choose from a diverse range of matching hoodies and joggers in grey marl, charcoal, navy and more. All crafted from ultra-soft brushback fleece and finished with subtle yet iconic Tokyo Laundry branding. These are ready-made twinsets and they can be thrown on with just about any t-shirt and trainer combo to create an effortlessly stylish look.

But our men’s co-ords offering doesn’t stop there. Lots of matching styles can also be found throughout our menswear department, particularly in our men’s t-shirt range and jogger shorts collection. So why not have a look round? See if you can spot any pairs and create your own co-ordinated style.

Men's co-ords at Tokyo Laundry


Women’s co-ord sets

When it comes to women’s co-ords, you can’t just whack on a black t-shirt and black leggings and call it job done. That’s cheating. You need to invest in a two-piece with a statement design or distinctive features – and the styles in our womenswear range certainly meet the criteria.

Matching sweatshirts and joggers are available in a wide range of on-trend colourways, including understated hues of grey and navy and pastel shades of pink, blue, and coral. They’re sold as separates rather than a set. But they’re identical in design and feature bold, eye-catching branding, which makes it obvious they’re meant to be donned together.

Simply style with your favourite canvas trainers to create a ‘don’t care’ yet super chic look. Or if you fancy taking co-ordination to the next level, choose a zip-up hoodie, find a matching short-sleeved tee and turn that two-piece into a classy three-piece set instead.

Women's co-ord sets at Tokyo Laundry


Ready to embrace co-ords?

Take a look through our full online range of men’s and women’s co-ords.

Whether you buy tops and bottoms separate, or like the look of our pre-made matching sets, they’re all available for a great price. So there’s no need to worry about your dwindling post-freedom-day bank balance. And, as it looks like co-ords are here to stay for the foreseeable, you can think of them as an investment. A way to stay on-trend and be fashion-forward, without any fuss!

If you’ve got any questions, hit us up any time. Admittedly, we’re not catwalk fashion gurus. But we do know our products and we’ll be able to tell you a bit more about the co-ord sets currently available in our store. Just send an email to info@tokyolaundry.co.uk and we’ll get back to you ASAP with the facts.


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