|(Location: IBADAN, NIGERIA)|
Clashing means discordant and even ugly when placed close to each other but ironically what I find when wearing clashing prints, is that there is a beauty of pieces working together that classically shouldn’t work together. In fashion, there’s co-ordinating eg. matching and then there’s clashing. Wearing clashing prints actually takes styling co-ordination to somehow make sure the pieces still work as a look. Either that or you’re having an extremely lazy day where those zebra print leggings and floral blouse were the only clean options you could find.
For day of meetings, even on holiday, I decided on a smart-casual look of two basic pieces with not-so-basic prints. I had a lot of visits to make, so to keep cool in the sun, comfortable for the long day and appropriate for the differing locations, this bright and busy look worked best. The pretty print blazer makes me smile because its bright bold print of flowers is so clean and crisp.
Usually with how to wear florals, I advise focusing on one to two colours for the rest of the styling. But in the spirit of Mary Kantrazou and loud clashing prints, I decided on styling the jacket with another bold printed piece, as opposed to block colours. The loud print dress might initially seem to actually match the blazer because of its colours, prints and white base. But you’ll see that the size of the prints and difference in floral patterns create a fancy clash.
If you’d like more ways to wear a striking clash, pairing different types of animal print, polkadots and florals or even how to wear stripes and checks will steer you there. The clash is not for many but today, its definitely for the bold.
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Floral Print Blazer: | jones+jones| Gifted