How to Style: Clashing Prints

Thursday, February 1, 2018

In theory, it’s scary. But in reality, it totally works – and it’s an instant outfit game-changer. Mix up stripes with florals,Β  polka dots with ditsy print… hell, if they clash, combine them.

The trick to making this trend work is actually to opt for two prints that are totally different – either in scale or design. Make them too similar and it’ll look like you tried to match them but couldn’t quite manage it, when the whole crux of the look is about making a statement.

Here’s some outfit ideas for every fashion instance…

WORK: Team a striped blazer with a floral blouse – but neutralise the look with a pair of tonal trews.


BRUNCH: Spotted dungas are perfect weekend wear, full stop – but add a daisy print body and statement earrings and hello, banging outfit!SHOPPING: Comfort gets cool when you throw a clashing ditsy blouse over wide leg striped trousers. Keep it caj with hi-top trainers.


PUB TIME: A stripe shirt (extra points for the tie detail) is a chic alternative to a going out top, and teaming it with mismatched heels with wide leg jeans exudes cool-girl style.