Honestly, I don't know which I love more: a mix-and-match pairing that just works (e.g. the recent geometric print + stripes ensemble) or an adorable matching set.
But hey, who says you have to choose between the two, amirite? The style world is our oyster, baybeh.

While the former presents a style challenge, a matching set involves almost no thought at all and is a legit dressing-up shortcut. The top part and the bottom part are designed to have the same exact print or pattern to make dressing up much more effortless.

Think of all the minutes (or hours, who's counting?) you could save in the morning that you could funnel into the time to prepare + eat a hearty, healthy breakfast instead.

Or for applying makeup, of course — you could really take your time drawing your cat-eye liner flicks now!

Matching sets are not just time-savers for in the morning, no; it's perfect for a lunch date or going out in the evening — whenever.

I'm sure there are many people like me who use the same amount of time to get ready at any time of the day: always longer than we initially planned!

That's exactly why matching sets are such a gift as they're something I can count on to not only get dressed faster, but to end up looking decent and put-together as well.
PS: Also the reason I love a good casual suit!

This birds of paradise printed blouse + split-side skirt is one of my matching sets that have gotten so much use. I switch the accessories every time I wear it so that it looks "fresh" each time. On this particular day, I've matched the set with high top laced up leather boots and my PVC backpack, which makes a super casual look.

There are so many blue, pink and purple hues in the multicoloured birds of paradise print to highlight, which makes styling simpler. My favourite styling of this set to date is the time I wore it to F1 Sepang race when it had a more feminine vibes with a bright sky blue hijab and silver earrings.

I'm such a fan of matching sets so I have plenty of them! Here are the ones I currently own that get just as much use as the birds of paradise set:

H&M "LOVE" Monogram Denim Kimono Top + Matching Denim Pants

H&M x GP & J Baker Floral Blouse

+ Matching Floral Print Palazzo Pants

Adidas Striped Sweater + Hotwind Striped Tapered Pants
Tip: a matching set doesn't even have to be made up of pieces from the same shop! Any items can be paired together to create a "matching set" as long as the prints or patterns are close enough.

Mango Printed Button-up Shirt

+ Matching Printed Wide-legged Pants
Tip: Don't be afraid to re-wear a set; match it with different accessories the next time you put it on

Zara Striped Top + Matching Striped Pants

Avan Lily Striped Shirt + Matching Button-down Skirt

Monki Oversized Striped Top + Matching Pants

Zara Houndstooth Top + Matching Culottes

Which one of these matching sets is your favourite?

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