It's no secret we love prints! Matched or clashing. Now matched is easy. And it's a serious look! We highly recommend it. But clashing? How do you master clashing prints without looking like a crazy lady?
Follow these simple tips and you'll be clashing prints with confidence.
1. If in doubt, keep it tonal
The easiest way to clash prints is by keeping the two (or three) prints within the same colour family (predominantly). If you stick with similar colour palettes you cannot lose!
2. Balance is key
The most critical part of clashing prints is keeping the look balanced, especially when playing with strong, non-complementary prints. You can throw a couple of crazy prints together and as long as you balance them out with multiple reference points, it'll look great.
For example, the Camilla Southern Mermaid print and brand new Wildfire do not in any way go together, however, throw the Wildfire bomber jacket over the Southern Mermaind Kaftan and tie the Wildfire large square scarf into a turban and suddenly you have pulled the whole look together because you have multiple reference points balanced across and along the body. MAGIC!
Turbans or headbands are a great way to balance prints!
3. Animal print always works
If in doubt, your second print can ALWAYS be animal print - leopard, snakeskin, any animal print works. Despite not being subtle at all, they seem to take on a subtlety when mixed with clashing prints and tend to match with anything. If you keep it tonal you're going to be in even better stead! Non-tonal animal print = statement. Tonal = easy clashing prints that look fab.
4. Keep it to two prints to start with
Multiple clashing prints is a very complex look and can easily tip over from uber stylish fashionista to crazy lady. If in doubt, take something away. Keep it to two clashing prints instead of three. Throw in a third when you're feeling bold and confident with your clashing abilities.
Now you don't need to follow these tips (other than balance), you can clash prints that aren't in the same colour palette. It's just harder and takes some time to master. So practice with these rules first and gradually branch out to experimenting with other prints and see what you like and how it makes you feel. Really, anything goes with clashing prints! These are just easy rules to help you nail it every time!
And if you ever need any help, you know where to find us!
Lots of love
Courtney, Sally, Lily, Ebony and Dani xx