A Simple Clash

A more wearable print clash…

Topshop top and skirt, Prada shoes and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. By Olga Lobanova.

My take on a simple print clash: Topshop top and skirt, Prada shoes and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.
By Olga Lobanova.

Topshop top and skirt and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. By Olga Lobanova.

Topshop top and skirt and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.
By Olga Lobanova.

Topshop top and skirt. By Olga Lobanova.

Topshop top and skirt.
By Olga Lobanova.

Topshop top, Louis Vuitton bag, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. By Olga Lobanova.

Topshop top, Louis Vuitton bag, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.
By Olga Lobanova.

Topshop top and skirt, Prada shoes, Louis Vuitton bag and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. By Olga Lobanova.

Topshop top and skirt, Prada shoes, Louis Vuitton bag and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.
By Olga Lobanova.

Toyshop skirt and Louis Vuitton bag. By Olga Lobanova.

Toyshop skirt and Louis Vuitton bag.
By Olga Lobanova.

Hey everyone and hope you’re all having a good start to the week! We’ve been in Dubai for about 6 weeks now and so far so good. It has taken us a little longer to settle into a routine, but we’ve met some great people and enjoyed embracing a new lifestyle. We just spent a weekend in Abu Dhabi and I’ll be sharing our stay at the lovely Ritz Carlton Hotel along with pics from a very special bloggers luncheon hosted by Dee For Dana on the site soon. 

Todays post is all about clashing prints, which has become something of a norm with a Gucci girl leading the way with loud florals, glittery stripes and bright embroidery. I’m no stranger to mixing leopard spots or plaid with angular stripes, including this look that I styled last year, but I tend to keep it simple and wearable.

Lets be honest, some clashes are reserved for catwalk or street style fashionistas (although I’m sure some of you are bolder than I am!) so I decided on a more subdued and yet effective look. I mixed my new floral skirt from Topshop with a thin sailor stripe top and added my all time favourite block heels. The trick to a good combination is to pick pieces that work together in terms of shades and silhouettes. Here, the navy and black dominate but the neutral white tones help to break it up. Bright pops of colour on the flowers stop this outfit from looking one dimensional and the sparkle on the bag adds another texture. A clash without being to brash!

Are you no stranger to print clashing? Let me know your fave combinations below! xxx

20 Comments

    • SandDblog

      Thanks, the sandals are so comfy I wear them all the time! x

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