Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Trend: Clashing Fashion

Summer is fully under way, and this season, we've seen some pretty unique trends pop up that haven't really had a moment in the past.  Trends like black and white, short crop tops and neon are typically pretty standard, but this summer, a bold new trend has hit the streets that will either have you jumping for rule-breaking joy, or hiding from the statement all together.

We're talking about fashion clashing.  Fashion clashing is a daring mixing up of prints and colors.  Virtually any print on print, and color on color.  It's wild, it's unapologetic, and it's happening not only on the runways, but in everyday.

While this trend might look downright tacky and too over-the-top to some, there actually is a bit of an art form to the madness.  Casual rule #1:  keep your color scheme in the same stratosphere when possible!

While clashing tons of colors together is experimental and fun, if you keep your colors in the same temperature palate (i.e. warm colors with warm, and cool colors with cool) you'll keep the trend looking like a fashion trend, and less like you just rolled out of bed and dressed in the dark!

And make sure your patterns are bold and different.  Stripes work as a fantastic base pattern for florals, polka dots, and watercolor prints.  

And less is more.  You don't necessarily want to overwhelm your frame with tons of layers with this look.   Go for a top and bottom, solid pair of heels to ground the look, and bag.  If you start throwing on a printed vest, jacket, scarf, and bag, you may make some people dizzy looking at you.

But most importantly, have fun with this look!  You don't have to go as extreme as the runways and circus inspired clash, a little goes a long way.

What do you think of this trend?

Posted by:  SV

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