Now this is definitely not a trend up everyone’s alley – as with all trends, only do it if you like it and it suits you!

Saying that, I think print clashing is kinda fun and fashion should be fun so why not give it a go!

Ok, so now I’ve convinced you to give it a go, here are some of my expert tips on HOW to get that print clash looking stylish (and not like you got dressed in the dark…. it’s a fine line people!)

How to print clash

1. Start Small

And by that I don’t mean small prints, I mean start with a textured fabric as one of your “prints”. This lace over-tee from Kmart pulls on the black in the print of the pants, without clashing too much

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SHOP THE CLASH: Kmart top (in store now Aus and NZ) | Sussan printed pants | Country Road shoes (old season)

2. Use colour to tie the print together

Whether it’s a simple black and white print clash like this top and pants, or the brighter colours below, COLOUR is always a great way to tie your prints together.


I’M WEARING: Jeanswest tee (current season) | pants | Country Road wedges

The blue stripe in the tee mirrors the blue in the skirt, so it ties the two prints together. The stripe is also quite a simple, small print, vs the big bold print of the skirt which helps them work together too.


I’M WEARING: Piper skirt (on sale now) | Miss Shop tee both from Myer | Joanne Mercer heels (current season)

3. Use similar shapes in the print

Even though both these prints seem pretty full on, they have a similar shape, with the leaf/tree motif, so they work together. The black colour in both prints also helps too.

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I’M WEARING: Kmart top (in store now Aus and NZ) | Sussan printed pants | Country Road shoes (old season) | Blue Bungalow necklace

So there are a few examples of how to print clash with some tips to go with them.

Is this a style you’ll be giving a go? I’d love to see pics! Post them on my Facebook wall – share the love 🙂

In Style & Love Always
Cait xoxo


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