To Matchy Matchy Of Fall’s Hottest Prints
With Royal Hacks By Kate Middleton
We were fashion schooled to never break the 10 commandments of style rules. By that, we mean: never pair black with navy, avoid white in winter, always match your shoes with your bag, no, cream with white, no more than three colours at the same time, sequins are for night time, don’t mix prints and the list goes on.
“Matchy-mismatch is now the new black”
Well, girls, these rules were developed in a different era and even the world’s most fashionable women from Kate Middleton, Diana Ross to Madonna have built their own fashion persona by breaking them. Know the rules and learn from the pros to ditch the monotony and develop your own unique chic look.
Here are the top 3 style tips how to clash prints and steal some royal hacks from the Duchess of Cambridge to keep your shoes in place all day long.
1. Group items in similar prints
From plaids, tartan, houndstooth to polka dots, the choices are limitless. Being one of fall’s hottest trend, the only challenge to your own creativeness is the confidence to be daring.
Style Tip: If you’re not quite ready to go all out loud (i.e. leopard prints with tiger and python prints), start small by grouping items in similar prints, but flout the rules by giving it a slight colour clash.
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2. Spice up with Fall’s hottest prints
How could you go wrong with the season’s most on-trend prints? Matchy-mismatchy has been a consistent trend lately, with fashion blogger like Susie Lau from Stylebubble to celeb Shu Qi sporting no-rule dressing. Amp up your fashion game by going all out from top to bottom.
Style Tip: A tad too ostentatious for you to carry off? Pair a chic flannel top with fall’s hottest houndstooth prints on your feet, but tone it down with a pair of trusty jeans to avoid looking over the top.
Featured style: 668-5A Plaid Casual Cap Toe Sneakers
3. Pair Neutral with bold print
Stripes make the perfect neutral and act as the "beige" in your ensemble. From the former Princess Diana in the ‘90s, when she was seen in bold clashing coloured printed houndstooth and a dash of stripes on her blazer to modern day fashion modern Bella Hadid, they have all slayed the prints.
Style Tip: To make this pairing work, match stripes (or even spots and animal prints!) with Fall’s print for sheer clashing prints power.
Featured style: LT826-63 Buckle Front Detachable Slingback Heels
Reinvent this look and give it a modern twist with a stripy printed skirt and houndstooth slingback heels. Take your outfit up a notch with an oversized blazer for a contemporary touch.
Pro-tip: To prevent your heels from slipping, layer with a pair of stockings like how Kate Middleton does it. Not only does it add style points to your OOTD, the added layer also helps keep you warm.
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