BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: THE PRINT CLASH CHEAT SHEET
By Talitha Ward
All this trend requires is trusting your instinct and owning your look but, if you’re feeling hesitant, a few tips and tricks don’t hurt. We are lucky that our LDC designers know how to push the boundaries of colour and print in all the best ways. Keep reading for an effortless guide to print clashing.
In the fast-moving, ever-changing world of fashion, the only rule is that there truly are no rules. Seriously, all this trend requires is trusting your instinct and owning your look but, if you’re feeling hesitant, a few tips and tricks don’t hurt. We are lucky that our LDC designers know how to push the boundaries of colour and print in all the best ways. Keep reading for an effortless guide to print clashing.
Starting things out with a bang, we love the Blue Gingham Smock Top from Asime paired with Aggi’s Lola Bright Marigold Skirt. Choosing the same print in two different colourways is a simple place to start when you are dipping your toe into styling multiple patterns. The tiered volume in the Lola skirt subtly ties in with the puff sleeves in the Smock top – seemingly unnoticeable similarities like this are another helpful thing to look for and an easy way to choose pieces to pair together. Accessorise with neutrals, like the Bumbag & Belt in White from Neon Hope, for a striking, stylised look.
Haven’t you heard? Animal print is a neutral and no-one does it better than Monika the Label. We love her Patti Animal Print Maxi Slip Skirt – we still can’t believe it’s made out of plastic bottles! We chose to pair this piece with the Alicia Bit of White blouse from Aggi. The bell sleeves of the top effortlessly reflect the bias cut of the skirt creating a perfect symmetry between the two pieces. Pair this outfit with the Nora Mules in Stone from Tracey Neuls to let this outfit really stand out. But if you’re feeling a little extra, throw on the Blue Feather style for a showstopper look.
The sun is smiling and so are we. If this outfit doesn’t reflect that, we don’t know what will. Asime makes trendy yet sustainable pieces that are ethically made by Aunty’s Fashion House in Ghana. The vibrant Lime Smock Top subtly plays into the Pink and Green Check Wide Leg Trousers. For this outfit the choice of shoe plays an important role. If the similarities aren’t noticeably clear in the clothing, an easy way to tie it all together is in your footwear. We love the way the Billie 920 trainers from Trash Planet draw attention to the white in the trousers and really bring this whole look together.
Print clashing doesn’t always have to be about the bold and the bright. There is something undeniably fashionable about an understated black and white pattern clash. The Ingenio Top by Maqu is hand-knitted in Peru and we love the added texture clash of pairing this piece with the striped, leather-look Sly Trousers by Sarvin. The ultimate subtle statement, this contemporary look is easily styled from the office to a night out with your favourite boots and go-to grab bag - we love the Zoë Giraffe in Black from Amaré Bags.
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