Clashing prints are splattered all over the Spring 2009 runways, from the wild mismatches of Wunderkind to the more subdued contrasts of Anna Sui. Here are a few of my picks.
If you're in the mood to get a little crazy without going too over-the-top, try mixing small prints with big ones like this Marc by Marc Jacobs white top with tiny black polka dots paired with a bold print skirt.
The same goes for this outfit, which looks like something Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass would wear. Then again, he would probably go for a crazier combination! Boys, take the cue from Marc by Marc Jacobs with this wide-striped button-down shirt and shorts with thin, vertical stripes. The plain jacket balances off the look.
For those willing to experiment but still want to play it a little safe, you might be more comfortable with putting together clashing printed pieces in the same color palette. Get some inspiration from these top-and-skirt ensembles by Anna Sui.
This look is not limited to neutral and punchy colors--it can work with a dark wardrobe, too. I love how Miu Miu's artsy printed top and seemingly spray painted skirt create a quite sophisticated number layered with the solid black skirt and finished off with sexy black pumps.
Bet you're itching to start mixing and matching now! Have fun!