How to wear prints: The 3-step how to as we break down the Marni at H&M collection

Susie Sheffman: How to wear prints
Susie Sheffman: How to wear prints
Photography: Sheffman by Nicole Stafford

When it comes to pairing prints and patterns, our fashion director, Susie Sheffman, is the resident mixologist. She’s also Marni-obsessed: “When I discovered the outlet in Milan, it was game over,” she says. “Cardigans, sexless sandals and printed sweet nothings have been making their way into my suitcase on my twice-yearly pilgrimages to Milan fashion week ever since.” Two weeks ahead of the Marni at H&M collection (launching on March 8), she shares her tips on mastering this spring trend.

3 tips on how to wear prints »

THROW OUT THE RULE BOOK
“In my imagination, Consuelo styles her collections blindfolded. Bold colours, graphic patterns and tribal-inspired prints all blend effortlessly together. Don’t second-guess yourself. Just dive right in!”

START SMALL
“Take one printed piece and mix it in with your solid-coloured pieces. Try a fabulous graphic print top with a neutral skirt or trousers, or pair your patterned piece with a more familiar print, like leopard.”

STRIKE A MATCH
“This spring, the new message is dare to match your prints head-to-toe. Wear a floral-print jacket with a matching pant and even go so boldly as to match your bag.”

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