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5 Ways to Wear Print

From simple, subtle patterns to bold, clashing styles, prints can become a foundational element of your everyday wardrobe.

Keep It Simple

If you prefer your personal style with a slice of simplicity, there are a variety of ways in which you can incorporate fun prints into your daily outfits without losing the essence of who you are. Tunics are some of the easiest pieces to wear for an array of occasions, including running errands on the weekend to laid back brunches with friends. Choose a patterned tunic and select one of the pattern's main colours to act as a foundation for the rest of your outfit, which may include leggings, a cardigan, boots, and a cross body bag, or tights, a fitted jacket and a clutch bag depending on the occasion.

A Monochrome Dream

Monochrome outfits always look supremely stylish, particularly when a print is introduced into the mix. Pair a monochrome patterned women's top or blouse with a chic pencil skirt, heels and a structured bag to create an office-ready look that will take you from board discussions to client meetings with ease. This ensemble can also be taken from day to night simply by switching your structured bag for a cute clutch and swapping your Mary Jane heels for open-toed stilettos.

Pattern on Pattern

For a bolder yet super stylish look, layering different patterns can let you play with colour and texture in new and inspiring ways.

Play with Fit and Flow

When combining clashing prints, play with the fit and flow of your chosen garments to keep your look fresh and modern. For a summer al fresco brunch, style a pair of printed wide-legged trousers with a fitted printed blouse and accessorise with neutral toned sandals, a neutral cross body bag, and a wide brimmed hat in the same neutral tone. Or for a relaxed weekend when the weather starts to cool down, opt for a printed tunic with patterned leggings, accessories with ankle boots and a shoulder bag in a similar neutral tone.

Stick to the Rule of Two

It's tricky to pull off an outfit that contains more than two patterns, so accessorising every patterned outfit with neutral pieces can prevent your outfit from becoming too busy for the eye to take in. Alternatively, you may want to play with patterns through your accessories, in which case styling them with a neutral toned outfit is the best way to ensure your statement pieces are always the star of the show.