Liyana
Modest Style Blogger
Maximalist at heart, minimalist by experiment
Disniac + Colour chaser

How To Easily Match Geometric Print to Stripes

Did you have a look at my burnt orange/dark amber geometric print dress? The one that my sister Rina has in black?
Well, what are sisters for if not for borrowing their clothes once in a while, right?


As mentioned in my last post, Rina and I don't have the same taste sartorially but we do agree on a few must-have pieces including this dress (or more accurately: my amber dress/her black dress) and the striped blazer I'm wearing here — which, Rina also has in her closet, fyi.

PS: If anyone is wondering, yep, she drew the line at matching this striped blazer with its sort-of matching pants.


I'm a staunch fan of mixing and matching prints and I find that the easiest (translation: the most acceptable) way to match a geometric print to stripes is to make sure both print and stripes are in the same family colour.
In this case, it's hard to go wrong with a black-and-white geometrical pattern with black-and-white stripes.





A reminder for me to return this dress to Rina soon because I've had it too long in my closet, and please watch out this space for the next time I style my (very own) amber dress again!


Wearing: Tafa Clothing black geometric print maxi dress  |  H&M striped blazer  |  Timberland high top black leather boots  |  Zara striped bag

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  1. Beautiful photos! I love the grainy quality - are they film? or just made to look a bit like film?

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    1. Oh Katia I am so happy to read your comment, because I'm currently experimenting with a new Lightroom preset which emulates the grainy film effect. I wasn't sure if it works, but now I will continue using it for a while, so thank you! =D

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    2. Hooray! It's working, it looks great :D

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  2. This is a great pattern mix and I really can't imagine NOT mixing the print in this dress with another pattern. I think the stripes add sophistication to the dress.
    Honestly, I'm not a fan of the new grainy texture. I wondered at first if you had gotten a sunburn. Your complexion looks darker and a bit muddy to me. I hope I'm not hurting your feelings Liyana. I thought you'd want my honest opinion... Love, Jude

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    1. I don't know if I can top the styling of this dress either now, ahhh!

      I'm sorry you didn't like the new edit! I'm actually experimenting with a bunch of Lightroom presets/filters right now, it's just something fun for me to do. I do like the grain + deeper skin tone the preset gave but I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea. I haven't decided if I want to continue with this preset but hopefully, hopefully it grows on you if I do! (And I'll try to edit my skin tone better too next time!)

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  3. Oh goodness, please don't be too concerned about my reaction to the new edit. If YOU like it, you should go for that look and continue to experiment. How else can you grow??
    I absolutely respect your artistic and creative evolution LIYANA!
    Love, Jude

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    1. I don't know how I can thank you enough for your never-ending support, Judy. You are such a true gem <3

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  4. I love it when you clash prints this way! It just works when both are black and white. Also, I like that lip color on you. Please do a sister style swap with Rina. I think that will be fun. Hope you are having a great weekend there :D

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    1. Yes, black and white are the easiest to work with! You know what, it's funny but I agree with you, lately I've been thinking I should wear more red lipstick too!

      OMG a style swap with Rina sounds fun, I never thought of it. Rina doesn't like being photographed though but perhaps I could convince her to participate in a style-swap post or something, where we could decide on an outfit for the other. I'll be giving it a lot of thought! (And try to convince my sister in the process as well.)

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