BY NATALIE – Opposites attract! At least that’s what they say. And it seems to hold true in all aspects of our lives. These words of wisdom can (sometimes) really save us. This is certainly the case when they lead us to create exciting looks featuring clashing styles. So how does this trend work exactly? All you need is a wide range of clothes in your wardrobe and a few simple tips and tricks.
What does the clashing styles trend involve?
I have to say that, on the whole, I’m a huge fan of clashing styles that have been carefully put together. After all, an unexpected touch that may look out of place at first glance can make any outfit completely unique in a flash. One of the most popular ways of wearing the clashing styles trend is pairing a rugged leather jacket (ideally of the biker variety) with a bright and girly midi dress complete with floral print.
My own top outfit of the moment, however, features an oversized checked trouser suit from Joop! and a sporty Puma crop top. For an even more extreme clashing statement, I pair my stylish suit with Napapijri utility sandals. A small pop of colour adds the perfect finishing touch to my current favourite look. I think you’ll agree that the blue Furla bag is a fresh addition. A delicate necklace from Liebeskind Berlin is a subtle accessory that manages to ooze a sense of luxury.
So how does my clashing outfit work so well? Here are my three golden rules for creating an exciting look by combining items that you wouldn’t think should be combined:
#1 Create contrasts
If you want to put together a look that fits perfectly with this trend, I recommend selecting one item that clearly clashes with the rest of the outfit. One ultra-modern example is cycling shorts teamed with an otherwise demure daytime look.
#2: Add a striking feature
Adding a really unexpected detail is bound to liven up any outfit, so my top tip is to always add an eye-catching focal point. One super easy way to transform an outfit is by wearing ugly sneakers with a modern dress.
#3: Stay true to your own usual style
The best advice I can give you is to stay true to your own style and stick to what you know. Feeling comfortable in what you are wearing is the most important thing of all. With this in mind, the combination of a trouser suit with a crop top can be a real winner in the fashion stakes given that this modern look has an underlying traditionally chic feel.
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Now for the most important question of all… What are your top tips for rocking the clashing styles trend?