Another week has come and gone, and Mondays always seem to be the hardest day, recovering from the weekend and all.
It’s the end of the workday, and what most of us are thinking about to get through the week is what we’re going to do this Friday or Saturday. Although it might be a little too early to figure out exact plans, one thing you can do that will help you see the light at the end of the tunnel is shop for a new outfit. They don’t call it retail therapy for nothing, and nothing says, “Weekend’s here” like a two-piece matchy-matchy set, just like the one shown above.
If you haven’t noticed already on Instagram (as well as other places you look for a bit of outfit inspos), social media influencers and celebrities have been wearing all kinds of two-piece ensembles, from tube top and skater skirt combinations to coordinated crop top and culottes ensembles.
While the concept of matching top and bottoms seem uniform-esque, you have to admit, the idea of wearing a set is very intriguing. The clothing combos take the effort out of rummaging through your wardrobe for separates, only for you to end up wearing another variation of the same outfit you usually wear. Two-piece sets are eye-catching, cute, and perfect for weekend activities in our hot tropical country. Plus, there’s no question on how to wear the set. It’s just a matter of how you’ll style it to your taste.
Not entirely sure when and where you can wear a two-piece outfit? Let’s have a look at the sets we have on Pretty Me to use as our examples.
The Leopard print crop top and shorts set is as casual as it gets. A combo like this is definitely a must for a beach setting, where everyone is walking around half naked anyway. It also works for family friendly pool parties as sort of a cover-up for your swimsuit. Because the Philippines is still relatively a conservative country as a whole, this is a lot of skin for a quick trip to the mall or lunch with friends, so it’s best to save this outfit for holidays outside of the country, beach getaways, and generally any setting where you’re surrounded by water.
To style this set, feel free to go for white sneakers, black sandals, fluffy slides, whatever you’re in the mood for. Since the clothes are in black in white, a pop of red or pink on your lip or bag would be a nice contrast. As for hair, beach waves.
You can also just lounge around the house in this. It’s perfect for those extremely hot days when you don’t want to look like a total mess at home in your pang bahay.
Now if you’ve got something more like this Two piece strapless crop top and casual shorts set, it’s an ensemble you can wear to boat parties, summer beach parties, as well as Vegas-style clubs that have a pool, cabanas and everything (aka The Palace). This tube and shorts combo is slightly dressier than the previous set, making it more appropriate for a night out, whether you’re by the beach or in the city.
Leave the slides for casual settings. If you are heading to The Palace, wedges would be your choice of heels to stay within that beachy vibe. If you can’t do the heels, go for gladiator sandals.
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Not all sets are as informal as the two we’ve previously featured. In fact, if you have a cocktail party in the books, a wedding, or some other semi-formal to formal event in the near future, this Two piece O-neck crop top and side split maxi skirt is a fantastic outfit choice. Tastefully showing skin without uncovering too much, this set proves that there are tons of other options for formal occasions out there besides dresses. Plus, that side slit was made for showing off your best heels, which I’ll bet you normally save for those dressy events anyway.
As for styling, an updo and gold jewelry would be suited for something fancier, while hair down, statement necklaces and colorful heels would be better for semi-formal parties.
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What set will you be wearing this weekend? Remember, you can visit the product pages for additional styling tips in case you’re out of ideas.
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.