Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

How to Style a Two Piece Set: Tropical City Chic

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Two piece sets are all the rage this Summer, especially when they come in a tropical leaf print. This set from Zaful would be so perfect for a tropical vacation, but I challenged myself to make it city chic since I don’t have any vacation plans coming up. I’ve talked about my love for two piece sets before in this post, they are just so easy and effortless to throw on and go. It basically takes the work out of putting together an outfit for you, but I like to add some additional elements to make the look more interesting.

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To make this tropical two piece set work for the city, I draped a denim jacket over my shoulders. Adding a third piece is always a good trick to make an outfit more interesting. This denim jacket is from the latest Who What Wear collection at Target, and I’m loving the ruffle detail in the back that gives it a feminine touch. I paired the denim jacket with blue suede mules from Hush Puppies, which are seriously the comfiest pair of mules I own. The soles are padded and it feels like I’m walking on a cushion!

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For my accessories, I chose a small crossbody bag to go under the jacket for cool, on-the-go vibe to reflect the fast pace of NYC. I completed the look with a floral Ted Baker watch that is available exclusively at Nordstrom’s for the Anniversary Sale. The watch is perfect for Summer and adds just the right amount of femininity. I also layered a rose gold bracelet with the watch, and added on some delicate silver rings.

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What I’m Wearing:
Two Piece Set: Zaful (discount with code ZAFULCHEN)
Denim Jacket: Who What Wear x Target
Shoes: Hush Puppies
Bag: dressbarn
Watch: Ted Baker
Hair: Hairbyeloise using T3Micro Singlepass Luxe

Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Zaful, Who What Wear, and Ted Baker. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Photography: KMO Studio NY


24 comments so far.

24 responses to “How to Style a Two Piece Set: Tropical City Chic”

  1. Liv says:

    Beautiful print and colors!


  2. Sami says:

    You look amazing! I’m so hesitant to try a two piece, but you’ve just about got me sold on it. If I look even half as good as you do, it’ll be a solid win. 😀

  3. Lana says:

    great post. The outfit you pit together is stunning. Love everything!

  4. eva says:

    love a good set! the jean jacket works so well with this one too. love!

  5. Dyana K says:

    I love how simple this look is yet it is somewhat bold! It definitely screams city. Those shoes work to make it a little edgier. I like how you threw those on instead of playing it safe with sandals or pumps.

  6. I love the denim elements here! The jacket is to die-for and the denim mules are so cool! You look gorgeous my friend!
    xo Debbie |

  7. What a darling outfit and yes the denim jacket just tops it off perfectly…have a great weekend!



  8. Alex says:

    I just love the print! Those shoes are so cute too.

  9. Jenny says:

    This is the cutest set girl!

  10. AmberLynn says:

    I love the denim jacket and the print combination. This is a look that can easily be dressed up with a more evening kind of shoe and perhaps with a blazer, instead of a denim jacket. On the other hand, I love the casual, sophisticated, and playful look of this outfit.

  11. That outfit looks so fun and perfect for summer. I found a similar green print shirt and can’t get enough of it. Nice look too adding the jean jacket. I’ll have to try that look sometime.

  12. ivana says:

    Amazing look and those shoes are beautiful xo

  13. Tonya says:

    I love the jacket over the shoulders! And denim is a perfect match.
    Tonya @

  14. Autum says:

    Love this two piece set!

  15. Liz says:

    You look so fabulous in this! I love the color combo!


  16. Jessica Lam says:

    Everything about this look is so perfect! I’m obsessed with your mules!

  17. Rachel says:

    This is gorgeous! Love the combo!

  18. Lauren says:

    Yes, yes, yes! This, Mary, is my favourite look on you so far!


  19. Kelsey says:

    I love a good set! This one is so cute! xo

  20. I lovelovelove this outfit! So cute! And those rings!!! I love them. 🙂

  21. I love this print and how you styled it! The mules are a perfect touch!

  22. Candiceji says:

    Stuuning look, you are so nice.

  23. the sophia diaries says:

    Omg, I totally love how you put the pieces together and lowered the bold color by adding some denim! And what cute denim mules!! Love

  24. Noelle says:

    This outfit looks great photographed in the city. Super cute blue suede mules!

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