For many of us, our go-to Saturday night outfit doesn’t usually consist of polka dot black and white pants and a pinstripe blue and white shirt. But rules are made to be broken, especially those related to fashion! If you can pull it off then why not? Fashionistas are now taking more risks. On fashion pages and on the street, we’re seeing contrasting colours, patterns and textures come together to create unpredictable, original and unconventionally chic looks.
One of the trickiest fashion trends to pull off, clashing prints is an art form on its own and even the most seasoned fashionphile runs the risk of going a little overboard with this particular trend. Here are three different ways for you to take full advantage of this exciting look.
1. Pick a base colour
Try picking two different prints that share a common colour. Tonally-coordinated pieces creates cohesion and will help you pull an outfit together.
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2. Make use of stripes
In a world dominated by prints, stripes carry the role of a neutral in contrasting combos. Feel free to pair them with bold prints that don’t belong in the same colour family. Tuck this stripey top into these trousers and accessorise with a chunky necklace. Roll up the sleeves for a more nonchalant feel.
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3. Print on print
Mixing prints doesn’t always mean that you go pattern crazy from head-to-toe. Matching like prints in different shades is fun way to adopt this trend. We love the idea of buttoning this shirt up all the way to the neck and tucking it into the skirt. The sleek proportions of this outfit will offset the unconventional pattern matching and tie the look together.
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Main image via Harper’s Bazaar