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.
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!”
“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.”