Polkadots and stripes are two of my favorite patterns! They never go out of style, and they’re the perfect twists to seemingly plain and boring outfits.
(Thanks to RG Gabunada for taking my pictures!)
I just had to get these leggings during my shopping day at SM Mall of Asia. As you can see, I am still obsessed with printed bottoms! Don’t you think they made my button-down shirt and blazer look a little less formal?
It’s so hard to resist these charming prints. I love them so much that I even made polkadot swimsuits last summer! Somehow, polkadots make everything look instantly retro.
Good thing the Terranova store in MOA offers these leggings in stripes too! Nothing like printed bottoms to perk up the rest of your wardrobe.
Of course I had to pair the white of my shoes and top with the white dots on my leggings. Shoot me for being too obsessive-compulsive when it comes to wearing different colors! This matchy-matchy technique has never failed me, so I’m sharing this tip to everyone: Make sure at least two items in your outfit contain the same color. Even if it’s just a really small print or something that you may find insignificant, it really makes an outfit look more coherent!
(Mango top and heels, Folded and Hung skirt, Fino Leatherware bag) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Stripes have also been around for the longest time, and I don’t think people can ever grow tired of them. I saw stripey tops in almost every retail store when I went shopping in SM Mall of Asia last week! This particular one caught my attention because the stripes were really bold, and… well, they’re black and white! Super retro love.
It’s common knowledge that horizontal stripes can give a wider silhouette to an outfit. Sometimes this intimidates people and hinders them from investing in a striped item or two. Don’t fret – you can always break the stripes in the places where you feel they can get unflattering!
I paired the top with an equally-bold high-waist skirt to stop the stripes from going all the way down to my stomach. Meanwhile, the peplum detail of the skirt gives the illusion of a smaller waist, as well as wider hips (which I don’t have), thus creating an hourglass shape! It’s all about mixing and matching, and coming up with the best and most flattering silhouette for your body.
I know summer is already over, and the peplum trend is on its way to retirement, but I’m a new fan! This one from Folded and Hung is just the ideal length, and even if it’s bodycon, it covers your puson or abdomen (which is usually most people’s problem area) so you can feel a little less conscious when you’re wearing this.
And that’s it! 4 different outfits, 1 shopping day at SM Mall of Asia. Seems a little crazy, but it’s not when everything is on sale! Here’s a video from that day I went shopping.
As a MOA style icon, I invite everyone to bring their family and friends to SM Mall of Asia soon! The End of Season sale is only until July 15.