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!
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