April 27, 2014

CLASH OF THE PRINTS


Clashing prints are probably one of the trickiest trends to pull off since double denim made its return to the fashion scene. Get it right and you could have even your fashion rivals in awe, but get it wrong and they might not let you off so easily. This look is definitely not for the faint hearted, but we've taken the trend from the runway and given it an M + K makeover to bring you a few more wearable ways of rocking one of this season's hottest trends.

Floral + Stripes
This by far has to be our most worn and loved mixed print combination. Our tip to those still wary of how to pull off this trend is try picking two prints that have a colour in common. Here the black stripes in the sweater and black background of the dark floral print pulls the whole outfit together.
 


Sweater: H & M / Shorts: Forever21  / Shoes: Ipanema

Cheater
Still not confident with your mixing prints prowess? Don't worry,  a piece like this top can help you cheat your way to fashion maestro status by taking out the hard work of mixing and matching different prints.

 

Top: Bershka / Pants: UNIQLO  / Shoes: Sandler
 
Date it
When we say clashing prints, we aren't stricly referring to those printed onto fabrics. Try playing around with different textures like the eyelet cutouts on this top. Coupled with the navy polka dot skirt, we think this makes for the perfect date outfit!





Top: Cotton On / Skirt: Cotton On / Rings: Colette and Lovisa


Yes, this is one tricky and sometimes not so successful trend, but don't be afraid to give it a spin. If you're ever short on ideas on how to pair up your favourite then don't panic, you have the richest source of fashionable ideas at your finger tips.
 
Have you dabbled in this crazy trend before? Let us know what your favourite prints to mix? are. 
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   © M + K

48 comments:

  1. I really have to try this!!

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    1. You sure do! Let us know how it goes, or tweet us a pic. We'd love to see it

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  2. Wow, love the looks! Really great for the summer and the hot weather :)

    Greatings!
    Wakila of helloblack.net

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    1. You can mix prints all year round. Our favourite thing in winter to do is wear a striped top/sweater with a floral scarf

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  3. Hello from Spain: I like your navy sweater. very trendy outfits. Keep in touch

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    1. We are in love with it too! It has got to be our fave at the moment

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  4. Mixing prints... you're doing it RIGHT. Love these looks, you pulled it off flawlessly.
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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    1. Thanks Kallie! We're glad you liked the outfits

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  5. nice outfits, my fav is the 2nd

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  6. Amazing outfits! I love the striped sweater on you! ^^

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    Rinako

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    1. It's our new favourite sweater! We love the v neckline

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    1. It sure is! We love all prints which is why we like this trend because it means we can combine them all into one outfit

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  8. You guys are so stylish!! I think if I were to try those combos it'd clash so bad it'd hurt your eyes!! xx

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    1. Haha! That's what we thought before we actually tried it out. You just have to be mindful that less is more

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  9. Beautiful stuff! :)

    xo Lizz - theperksofbeinglizzy.blogspot.de

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  10. You mix patterns well! You're amazing! :)

    www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It definitely isn't an easy thing to do, but it looks amazing when you get it right

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  11. love it all!

    http://styleoutbyjasmina.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love all the outfits! You look so cute in all of them :)
    I would love it if we stay in touch! <3

    xo
    Yujin
    La Celestials

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  13. super cute outfit with the cutout patterns on the top and polka dots on your skater skirt! <3

    Check out my latest post on the Blog :)
    AL xx
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    1. Thank you Anthea! We thought it was a nice twist on the mix print trend by pairing an actual print with cutouts

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  14. Hey beauty love ur new post .Keep posting .
    Regards from Bosnia ♥
    http://obsessionwithfashion.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love your fashion sense! I'm always going for plain clothes, will be definitely incorporating more prints into my outfits! :) Thanks for the inspiration girls!

    lots of love,
    Thuy (imthuyvu.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thanks Thuy! You should definitely give some of these a go and tweet us a pic so we can see

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  16. This is such a creative post idea! :-) You two definitely know how teach it the right way! I especially adore the "floral + stripes" combo. I love mixing those two patterns myself and throwing in some rose gold accessories. Now, I can't think of wearing stripes or floral on its own without "clashing" it with another pattern, hehe.

    Now following your lovely blog! :-) Looking forward to reading your upcoming posts.

    ♥♥♥
    Kelsey
    Runaway In LA

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    1. The floral and stripes combination is probably our most worn! We actually rocked it the other day! It's just about having fun and experimenting

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  17. really nice clothes, I especially like floral prints on clothes <3 you look pretty!
    I am following you from now, greetings xoxo

    klaudr.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks Cherry! Your comment made us smile!

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  18. I love the combination♡ and great pictures! Xoxo
    www.letsdochocolate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Karina! We really had fun taking these pics

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  19. cute outfit and great tips. !! i love mixing prints

    xo
    http://livelifeamour.blogspot.com

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  20. i love Benefit's Porefessional. it's awesome. it just recently won an award.
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    1. We do need to try it out ourselves soon!

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  21. The clashing prints really work! xoxo.

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  22. Florals and stripes are definitely my favorite combination! Love these looks... I am all about florals for spring. I wore a J.Crew floral printed surf skirt over on my blog today. So glad I found your blog! Great style.

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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    1. Thanks Rebekka!! We love hearing that

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  23. genius styling ideas! i would have never though of mixing some of these prints myself. ill have to try it out. i especially love the striped sweater and floral shorts

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    1. It is a clear favourite!! We usually aren't big risk takers, but we feel mixing prints is something that can be done subtly without being too "look at me!"

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  24. I can't agree more; get it right and you'll have everyone's attention! I love mixing patterns but rarely experiment enough in my daily outfits. I loved the matches you've made above but I'm especially favoring the first one. Thanks for the inspiration guys!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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  25. Cute outfits! You ladies have some really great tips for mixing prints. I am dying to try the stripes and floral trend - knowing to start with a common color is definitely helpful :)

    Love,
    Aly

    www.lovealy.com

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  26. Love that there is so much floral in this post! Even the cutout top is so gorgeously subtly floral for those of us who are not as daring with the prints. The floral shorts in the first outfit have to be my favorite though, mostly because I picked up my first pair not too long ago and I am finding so much inspiration everywhere I look. You both are no exception either! Lovely outfits!

    ManeUntame

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