The best way to wear print twosies - f.t. my signature ankara top with matching pants


"I fell in love with this ankara fabric the first time I saw it. I immediately knew that I wanted to use it to make my signature embroidered design with matching pants . Can you tell the edge of my pants are v cut? It was intentional, but my tailor didn't get it quite right.

A print twosie is an easy way to get covered up in print, from top to bottom, without looking busy. It's because it sometimes gives the illusion that one is wearing a one piece outfit. Plus, you don't have to worry about whether the prints match. Of course they do!  It's the same print. 

On the other hand, a matching print outfit can look boring or mechanical, especially when the bottom piece is a long skirt or pants. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true because the double print creates a monotonous look.

The best way to avoid the flat/monotonous tendencies of print twosies is by spicing things up with hairstyle, makeup or accessories. You have to be careful though because you don't want to over do it. That's why I went for this hairstyle and lavender lip stain. I wanted something unique but not over the top.

This is one of those "eat whatever you want and still look fabulous" outfits. It was perfect on this sunny day. Where are my shades?!"

Photographed by Akudo.