I am obsessing over prints and textures recently! Especially after my Stripes and Horcruxes blog post. I always associate bold patterns with Summer (does anyone else?! )This outfit is one that I pulled together after receiving this beautiful black and white print top from Dorothy Perkins, via Fashionchick. I wanted to really show off the summery print and team this with something other than jeans... So here's the finished look! I call it, "Clashing Prints".
If you're looking to experiment a bit more with colour and patterns now that it's coming to Summer, here are my top tips to get clashing crazy (without actually looking crazy)
1. Pick classic combos like Spots and stripes or Florals on florals. If you're a print novice, then just start by mixing two prints at first...
2. Choose your colour pallet!
Monochrome is the easiest to start with (as shown here!) But as long as there is a common colour in your pieces, they should tie in well together. You can then add in accent colours with your accessories...
3. Choose one print as your main look and add an accent print! You can always add a block colour to keep your look clean. Or! Make your second print a scarf or bag so that it's not too overpowering.
Your accessories should really help bring your look together. You can choose a colour that ties in with your different prints to create that colour flow, or add neutral accessories to let your prints do the talking! As my look is quite print heavy, I chose a plain clutch bag in a block colour.
Handy tip: If you're still not sure, add a belt to separate your prints!
Black and White Printed Top and Clutch Bag - Both Dorothy Perkins via Fashionchick
Printed Skort - River Island
Leather Weave Bangle - Reiss via Fashionchick
Heels - Zara (Similar Aztec Heeled Sandals from Missguided)
Let me know if these styling tips helped and if you would wear clashing prints!