How to wear print It’s time to throw out the rule book!

Throw out the rule book – there’s a re­vised edi­tion in town and it’s all about BREAK­ING them!

Woman & Home (South Africa) - - Editor’s Letter -

MIX­ING PRINTS

NAZ MOTTIAR, 43, is a govern­ment con­sul­tant.

Love prints and want fresh ways to wear them? Be bold and clash your pat­terns.

Flo­rals and stripes? Yes, you can! Fo­cus on co-or­di­nat­ing colours

– as long as your mis­matched prints have sim­i­lar tones, they’ll work to­gether per­fectly.

Choose a bag in cor­re­spond­ing block colours, and swap your heels for a chic pair of sneak­ers to com­plete your play­ful look.

Blazer, R1 099, 4 to 18; pants, R899, 4 to 16, both For­ever New. Shirt, R450, 6 to 24, David Jones at Wool­worths. Neck­lace, R219; hand­bag, R729, both Co­lette by Co­lette Hay­man. Bracelet, R199, Poetry. Gold ring, R790, Jangi. Sneak­ers, R999, Aldo

JUST ONE PIECE

AU­DREY JA­COBS, 53, owns a guest house. Never wear print? Ease in with a dark pat­terned skirt. Wear­ing a sin­gle state­ment piece on the bot­tom is an achiev­able way to bring print into your wardrobe.

Go with a neu­tral block colour on top – we like white, as it adds a flat­ter­ing light around your face.

Pull out the rich de­tails in your skirt with golden jew­ellery.

Shirt, R429, 32 to 46, H&M. Skirt, R2 295, 8 to 20, Queenspark. Ear­rings, R425; ring, R495, both Jangi. Bracelets, R99 for set of three, Poetry. Watch, Au­drey’s own. Heels, R1 199, Aldo >>

Not a flo­ral fan? Try the lat­est ‘it’ pat­tern: damask

Love a colour, but not to wear all over? Sneak it into a print...

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR AC­CES­SORIES

SHIRLEY ROBERTS, 70, is re­tired.

What do you mean the bag doesn’t match? As long as it has a sin­gle colour in com­mon with your dress, they’ll go to­gether.

A print with a smaller all-over mo­tif won’t over­whelm your petite frame – but be bolder with busier, big­ger prints in your ac­ces­sories.

High neck­line? Wear a long neck­lace – it won’t com­pete with your dress and, if you’re short, will make you look taller!

Dress, R529, 32 to 46, H&M. Neck­lace, R250, Poetry. Thick pink ring, R750, Jangi. Hand­bag, R899, Aldo. Heels, R2 590, Europa Art Shoes

THINK IN BLACK & WHITE

ANGELIQUE ROBERTS, 44, is a per­sonal trainer and owns a gym.

Here’s an easy way to mix print – go mono­chrome, and you can work stripes with spots or even flo­rals. As long as they’re black and white, you can’t go wrong.

Play with stripe directions – with a two-tone palette, you can to­tally get away with it!

Make your legs seem end­less with ver­ti­cal stripes and a belt worn higher up on your waist.

Jacket, R950, S to M; belt, R299, one size, both Nicci. Top, R249, XS to XL; pants, R379, 34 to 48, both H&M. Ear­rings, R149, Ac­ces­sorize. Black ring, R495, Jangi. Heels, R2 290, Europa Art Shoes >>

Less is more. Make a state­ment in black and white

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