I used to be really ‘shy’ when it came to clashing prints, but then I got older and wiser and figured out that what could be the worst to happen? Well, ok if you’re not careful or confident enough, people might think you put your clothes on randomly, but luckily for us – print-shy people – there is some trick to pull this look effortlessly.
Like for example when you choose your prints from the same colour family. This cream/taupe/black boots look great with the tan/dark taupe/black plaid. Of course this trick is the easiest and most bulletproof with neutrals, but actually works with every other colour too, again if that’s your thing.
It’s also a good thing when the proportions are different. From a bigger distance this coat could seem a simple plain one, while the ankle boots could come from a huge anaconda. It works vice versa of course, not that I’m planning to buy snake skin coat, I’m not that confident I guess. Yet. 🙂
The next trick is probably the easiest; keep everything else on the plain side. All right, because I had such a big luck (and time and patience!) to find these matching boots and coat, therefor the above mentioned tricks were ticked, I went for the more risky way, to wear these things with my kinda marble washed Re/Done jeans.
Then I added a really simple white (cream, tan, navy or black would’ve worked too) sweater to dress a bit down the whole look and my tan bag which is again a pretty good match with this coat.
It was worth to wait for this coat (which is btw on sale I think) and I’m pretty serious when say this; shoe wise this ankle boots are the best. So good actually, that I didn’t go for a pair of white ankle boots on sale, and believe me, when a pair of ankle boots ticks all my expectations (heel hight, shape, colour, comfort, price, quality), it’s hard to resist. Not with this one though, these are really good. 🙂
Coat – Zara, jumper – Urban Outfitters, jeans – Re/Done, ankle boots – Office, bag – Autograph (M&S)
Would you dare to match plaid with snake print?