It’s Official: Clashing is the New Matching

Remember the days when being stylish involved carefully balancing solid color pieces with one pattern to create a balanced outfit? Maybe two, if you wanted to be edgy? Well, a quick roundup of the latest runway trends will reveal that those days are apparently over. Instead, think head-to-toe giant, bold, colorful prints being layered with, well, more giant, bold, colorful prints in clashing colors, pushing the boundaries of traditional fashion rules.

Animal prints, tie-dye, graphics, and florals are all coming to play as celebs, fashion aficionados and designers layer on the details. From playful and fun to just truly out-there, there’s no doubt that these ensembles pack a visual punch! We have a feeling that this will be a trend you either love or hate… there’s no remaining neutral, that’s for sure.

It’s Official: Clashing is the New Matching

It’s snake on snake on snake with this bold street style ensemble. While the print may all be the same, clashing neon pink, primary yellow, and those red sunglasses are an unusual combination. Is it too much, or fashion genius?

It’s Official: Clashing is the New Matching

Plaid, floral, polka dots and geometric prints in primary colors and pastels are making a statement on the S/S runway. Colorful rainboot-inspired footwear completes this hodge-podge of print and color.

It’s Official: Clashing is the New Matching

Sarah Jessica Parker, known for her iconic role as the couture-obsessed journalist Carrie Bradshaw on beloved TV show Sex and the City, is no stranger to out-there fashion. Here we see her bringing the Carrie inspiration into her real-life wardrobe, fully embracing the new print-on-print trend. She layers a green floral coat over an abstract geometric printed dress, completing the ensemble with yellow and green animal-print heels.

It’s Official: Clashing is the New Matching

Versace’s SS19 runway gives us a perfect example of this trend, where loud, clashing, and unrelated florals meet graphic stripes and checks. If that weren’t enough, neon accents and gold accessories are added to the mix. Is this a sign that fashion has gone too far? Or will you be pulling out all your printed clothes to mix and match this spring?