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.

CHECKS

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.

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Blue Gingham Smock Top
Blue Gingham Smock Top
Blue Gingham Smock Top
Blue Gingham Smock Top

Blue Gingham Smock Top

£75.00
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Bumbag & Belt - White
Bumbag & Belt - White
Bumbag & Belt - White
Bumbag & Belt - White
Bumbag & Belt - White
Bumbag & Belt - White

Bumbag & Belt - White

£180.00
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ANIMAL PRINT

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.

Patti Animal Print Maxi Slip Skirt
Patti Animal Print Maxi Slip Skirt
Patti Animal Print Maxi Slip Skirt
Patti Animal Print Maxi Slip Skirt
Patti Animal Print Maxi Slip Skirt

Patti Animal Print Maxi Slip Skirt

£230.00
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Alicia Bit of White
Alicia Bit of White
Alicia Bit of White
Alicia Bit of White
Alicia Bit of White

Alicia Bit of White

£100.00
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NORA Feather | Blue Leather Shearling Mules
NORA Feather | Blue Leather Shearling Mules
NORA Feather | Blue Leather Shearling Mules
NORA Feather | Blue Leather Shearling Mules
NORA Feather | Blue Leather Shearling Mules
NORA Feather | Blue Leather Shearling Mules

NORA Feather | Blue Leather Shearling Mules

£125.00
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BRIGHTS

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.

Pink and Green Check Wide Leg Trouser
Pink and Green Check Wide Leg Trouser
Pink and Green Check Wide Leg Trouser
Pink and Green Check Wide Leg Trouser

Pink and Green Check Wide Leg Trouser

£95.00
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Lime Smock Top
Lime Smock Top
Lime Smock Top
Lime Smock Top

Lime Smock Top

£55.00
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Billie 920 White
Billie 920 White
Billie 920 White
Billie 920 White
Billie 920 White

Billie 920 White

£219.00
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CONTEMPORARY

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.

Sly High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers
Sly High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers
Sly High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers
Sly High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers
Sly High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers
Sly High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers
Sly High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers
Sly High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers

Sly - High Waist Metallic Stripe Flared Trousers

£220.00
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Ingenio Top
Ingenio Top
Ingenio Top

Ingenio Top

£130.00
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Zoë Giraffe Black
Zoë Giraffe Black
Zoë Giraffe Black
Zoë Giraffe Black
Zoë Giraffe Black
Zoë Giraffe Black

Zoë Giraffe Black

£184.00
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