Thursday, April 11, 2013

HOW TO WEAR PRINT ON PRINT





Print clash is among the hottest fashion trends, but this year it’s getting bigger and bolder - geometric, floral, animal - prints are always a joy to play with! 


For a long time wearing print on print was considered unconventional and extravagant, hard to pull off and without doubt not meant to be followed by just anybody. The rule of thumb used to state that multiple patterns are never to be used together, but modern style allows for more freedom. 


Now more than ever, styles, colors, prints and fabrics can merge together despite their contrast, creating the most unpredictable and original looks. Get crafty and let your imagination run wild. Mix and match this season's fantastic print trends. Here are a few simple rules. 



Rule No. 1 How to Wear Print on Print : Pick a Main Color

Clashing more than two prints is easier if you decide on a common color shade for the entire outfit. Another great tip is to wear prints that feature colors of the same tonality, like neutrals. Pair a Guess pair of jeans in Brittney Skinny Leopard Print with RED Valentino’s Polka Dot High Neck Blouse and a Safari Scarf in Multi Accessories Boutique. The result is fabulous! 


Rule No. 2 How to Wear Print on Print : Add Solids

Print clash doesn’t necessarily mean mixing patterns from head to toe: you can easily be fashionable mixing only two prints and adding solid colors to the rest of the outfit. Try combining a multi-hued Karen Millen Blossom Print Jean with a Stud Sleeve Ombre Blouse from Reverse in black. Finish your look with Manolo Blahnik’s BB Floral Pumps. 


Rule No. 3 How to Wear Print on Print : Use Stripes

In print clash, stripes much like any other graphic pattern, serve as neutrals in a contrasting combination. 10 Crosby Derek Lam’s Sheer Stripe Blouse is made of sexy, shadow-striped chiffon featuring a classic silhouette. Pair it with a knee length skirt from Vionnet, in darts and pleated detailing, and a Pearly Turquoise Metal Patent Leather Pointy Toe Flats from Sergio Rossi. 


Rule No. 4 How to Wear Print on Print : Go Graphic

Print on print is always a good idea, as long as the finished result doesn’t look too loud or clownish. Try a pair of trousers in vivid crosshatching patterns, lending the casual silhouette a graphic touch. Pair it with a Juicy Couture Blouse - Diamante Printed Silk Blouse-Contemporary and Fendi’s Fendista Metallic Lizard-Print Leather Platform Pumps. For a stunning look add another bold print graphic such as this Black Crystal Print Silk-Cotton Cropped Jacket from Mary Katrantzou. 




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