Prints include statement-photographic and botanical prints seen in jungle inspired plants to exotic flowers and tropical varieties. Other prints include monochromatic tribal or gorgeous pastel florals seen in Australian Spring Summer 2014 trends of midi skirts, printed pants and crop top combinations.
These looks are gorgeous worn on their own, however this season prints have been re-vamped and mixed n' matched to create a stunning and daring current fashion trend which oozes sophistication and the perfect amount of colour. A tricky trend to pull off, the print on print trend is all about creating a balance of colours and teaming with neutral accessories.
Our top tips for wearing print on print are:
Don't be afraid! Pick your first bold piece like a printed silk pant or leopard print blazer and use this as the centre point of your outfit. From there, start thinking about matching colours and styles that you think could work with the piece.
Choose a colour family
As previously mentioned, pick a colour family from your key piece and work around it. Think of blacks, white, or bold pinks and red. If you choose a print with pastels, stick to similar pastel shades, if you choose monochrome try adding a contrasting red or blue print. It's all about picking similar colours and palettes that will help blend your printed style, while still making a statement.
Try polka dots and stripes
One of the easiest ways to mix n' match prints, is to draw on monochromatic polka dots and stripes for the perfect combination. Add a touch of colour with a bold heel or statement clutch for a little pop!
Play with textures
If you're too nervous to mix your prints, or just want to keep it simple, try a more subtle approach by mixing different textured pieces, like a sheer feminine blouse with a lace skirt. Animal print is a massive current fashion trend, so why not try snakeskin textured varieties with a leather jacket, legging or skirt.
Choose the right accessories
The right accessories can be the key to creating the ultimate balance in your outfit.
Try using solid colours or classic white, black or nude to bring your look together. We love adding an oversized clutch, killer heels or look-at-me necklace. If you want to break up a print on print outfit, try adding a neutral coloured thin belt around the waist to separate the looks.
A huge Australian Spring Summer 2014 fashion trend, it is all about embracing vibrant printed combinations with the perfect balance to add that much needed pop into your summery style. Don't be afraid to play with textures, colours and an assortment of prints just ensure that you balance them out with stylish accessories and neutral colours.
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