OUTFIT | Unexpected Prints


Just before my sister went back to Dubai, we visited our favorite lawyer to have some papers notarized. Because our appointment was after lunch time, we decided to just go out of the house early and have lunch at a nearby barbecue/grill place. After lunch, we had a few minutes to spare so we walked to the nearby improved Plaza Independencia, which was dotted with the Philippine flag as we just celebrated our country’s independence day. I choose to wear a top + skirt combination because it was a hot day, but I choose to “amp” it up with some unexpected print combination. I am no expert at combining prints in an outfit — but you don’t have to be an expert to wear unexpected print combinations.

Some people have “rules” to make print combination work, but my rule is: go ahead. Wear clashing prints, clashing colors, clashing everything. But wear them with confidence, a good attitude, and a constant smile. Ditch those “fashion rules,” and please, it’s absolutely okay to be not pressured by trends. What makes an outfit tick is how you wear it.


Wearing thrifted Japanese polka dot top, Philippine-made skirt (an ode to Plaza Independencia), gifted Aldo bag, and thrifted Salvatore Ferragamo flats from Baguio City.

Photos by my sister


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