Every week stylish and fashion writer Sarita Morales will be on hand to tell you about the trends you’ll want to be wearing this season and how to wear them. This week she’s looking at that ever hard to pull of look, clashing prints…
If we had been told about this trend a year ago we wouldn’t have taken notice. It’s a trend that shouldn’t work, one that the old rule books say is a fashion ‘no go’ but right now Clashing Prints are having their moment, so throw that rule book away as for S/S12 anything goes.
All the big guns showed this trend at their SS12 shows. D&G clashed stripes, spots and scarf pints. Erdem (our favourites) went for romantic floral on floral and Prada went for 3D florals and car prints not to mention the print-tastic collections of Mary Katrantzou, Kenzo, Peter Pilotto and Preen. And just like with any major trend the high street has taken note and is a wash with prints.
It is without a doubt one of the harder trends to pull off this season and definitely not for the feint hearted. But if you love fashion, and who doesn’t? Then you have to give it a go. Here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Strip back your jewellery. This type of outfit doesn’t need an over sized statement necklace or a barrage of stacked cuffs. Instead keep jewellery minimal and let the prints make the impact.
2. Go for thin fabrics, this will allow you to layer. Alsoprints add volume so having a print on a thick texture will make you look bigger than you actually are.
3. Working out which prints to wear together can be tricky so stick to the same colour palette and your look will flow.
4. Mix the size of your prints. A ditsy floral print topwill work well with large graphic floral trousers.
5. If bold colours are too overwhelming stick to monochrome, this will give these loud prints a sophisticated edge.
6. Remember the new prints this season: Paisly, Aquatic, Tropical, bird, deco, scarf and graphic.
But be warned…..people will stare and your boyfriend might not ‘get it’ but who cares? You’ll look amazing!
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