Monday, February 8, 2010

Trend: Mixing Prints

1. Brown, black and white cropped trousers, £545, beige, black and lemon cotton shirt, £321, beige and brown striped cotton T-shirt, £351, cream and black leather necklace, £359, and brown and cream dog’s-tooth cotton jumper, £378; all by Marni, London SW1 (020 7245 9520). Multicoloured floral cotton tasselled scarf, £18, by Urban Outfitters ( Brown, turquoise and beige leather wedge shoes, £450, by Sergio Rossi, London SW1 (020 7811 5950). Wooden and brass bangle, £135, by Bally ( Wooden and stone bangle, £15, and black cotton socks, £6 for a pack of three; both by John Lewis (0845 604 9049) .

2. Picture: Yuval Hen
Black and white silk-chiffon dress, £445, by Joseph (020 7610 8441). Blue, brown and white cotton-mix dress, £2,720, by Gucci, London SW1 (020 7235 6707). Grey and yellow silk cropped cardigan, £460, by Missoni, London SW1 (020 7823 1910). Grey and black cotton jumper (worn around waist), £95, by Whistles ( Grey and black silk scarf (on head), £73, by Emma Cook, from Matches ( Yellow, grey and black silk scarf (entwined with other scarf), £195, by Liberty, London W1 (020 7734 1234). Wooden bangles, £15 each, from John Lewis, as before .

Picture: Yuval Hen

3. Orange and brown silk dress, £885, black, cream and red silk shirt, £465, multicoloured silk shirt, £325, brown, black and cream printed trousers, £635, and white, black and red silk clutch bag, £829; all by Dries van Noten, from Liberty, as before. Brown leather and raffia espadrilles, £140, by Pied à Terre (020 7258 3605). Brown cotton socks, £6 for a pack of three, by John Lewis, as before .

Picture: Yuval Hen

4. Brown linen and silk trousers, £595, by Bally, London W1 (020 7491 7062). Multicoloured satin tunic, £65, by John Lewis, as before. Green and brown silk shirt-dress, £269, by Tucker, from Liberty, as before. Purple tie-dye cotton bra top, £13, by American Apparel ( Multicoloured paisley silk wrapover shirt, from a selection, by Etro, London W1 (020 7495 5767). Beige, purple and brown floral silk scarf, £29, by Hobbs NW3 (0845 313 3130). Pink and orange straw bag, £80, by Jamin Puech ( Gilt and yellow stone ring, £10, by John Lewis, as before .

Picture: Yuval Hen

5. Cotton purple tie dye trousers, £40, from, cashmere pink and orange tie dye jumper, £540, by Jonathan Saunders (, Silk multicolour stripe halter top, £475, by Paul Smith (0207 589 9139), Orange and blue wooden beads, £350 each by Paul Smith (0207 589 9139), Tan leather belt, £12, by Dorothy Perkins (, Blue cotton tie dye circle scarf, £30, by American Apparel ( worn on head

Picture: YUVAL HEN

(Daily Telegraph U.K.)

While I like the idea of mixing prints, I'm not feeling this. Maybe if the pieces were a bit more colorful and not quite so "drab-ish," it would work.

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