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Style Advisor: How To Wear Clashing Patterns

Style Advisor: How To Wear Clashing Patterns

Don’t be shy – this season’s pattern clash trend requires a little bravery and a lot of print. Colour, texture and joyfully riotous patterns take centre stage, from heritage checks to feminine florals, the new season is a celebration of maximum impact dressing. Pile it on, pile it up – more is more with our guide to the clashing patterns like a pro.

Burberry 1983 check link bum bag


She who clashes, wins. Channel Gucci’s retro-chic eccentricity and Burberry’s new streetwear-inspired vision with sportswear pieces reimagined in their respective house’s heritage prints. Make the clash work by picking out a colour, in this case red, to tie the look together.


Forget minimalism. A flouncy, feminine, mid-length skirt like this Valentino scale print number comes to life when worn with Gucci’s canvas GG purse and boots. The patterns are utterly different so don’t have to compete for attention – they work in stark but stylish contrast together.

Gucci Ophidia purse
Moschino bacl and white all over print logo backpack


Feeling a little bit extra? This graphic black and white Moschino backpack is a statement in itself. Team with the Italian fashion house’s ‘80s-inspired chain print skirt and a sporty-chic Palm Angels track top for that high-fashion Miami beach vibe.


Use colour to tie your clashing patterns together. In this case, a sweet-but-not-saccharine pink is the common thread throughout, featuring on both the handbag, skirt and body suit. If in doubt, double up with Gucci’s myriad beautiful prints – they all complement each other.

Gucci Dionysus bloom bag