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I hear collective virtual gasps.
Like most people, I'm not the most adventurous when it comes to what I wear. I love my neutrals, although my wardrobe does make space for the odd printed purple pants. But mixing prints just seems hard, even though style bloggers and celebs like Susie Bubble and Solange Knowles make it seem so effortless and casual and...blasé, like throwing florals on stripes and layering polka dots on abstract art is the easiest thing in the world.
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So how do they do it?
Above all, I think it's confidence - they aren't afraid to own the outfit, so even though the mish mash of pattern and texture is unconventional, it works because they want it to work. And so it does. I could keep going, you know.
For plebs like you and me though, who prefer matching our shoes to our jacket like it's the 80's, I think that focusing on one key element - whether it is colour, pattern, texture or material - is a great way to unify very different pieces.
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The blue & white tie this outfit together. And aren't her shoes just so damn cute?
Solange shows that pairing the same print in different colours creates just as stunning an effect.