Print Clash

Bailey Park, Winston-Salem, USA

Striped shorts street style

When mixing prints, I normally like to follow one of the main rules such as pairing patterns with at least having one color in common. Today, I decided to break that rule and do a clashing of patterns. I've always considered and used stripes and animal prints patterns as neutrals, so in this opportunity, I combined the two of them; but as you can see, they don't share the same colors. The combo doesn't look so crazy because both garments have patterns with colors that are easy on the eyes.

Snake pattern street style

Shorts with heels street style

I chose my accessories carefully, making sure they can support the main pieces. For example, I added a third print by showcasing a bandana (it was too hot for wearing it around my neck) that shares the same colors with the shorts, and I also carried a bag with a color that matches perfectly with the blouse. The shoes and hat were also carefully selected to make harmony with the rest of the ensemble.

Clashing prints fashion

Mixed patterns street style

Blouse: Ellen Tracy. Similar/Shorts: Antropologie. Similar/Sandals: LK Bennett. Similar/Hat: Hats in the Belfry. Similar/Sunglasses: Givenchy. Similar/Hoop earringsMichael Kors/Bag: Kate Spade. Similar.

Outfit with clashed prints

Mixed prints street style

Clashed patterns street style

Once in a while, it's ok to break the old rules and make new ones. Rummage through your wardrobe and find the perfect clashing pieces to make your own personal statement.

How to wear clashed patterns




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