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Monday, February 9, 2009

Clash Culture

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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