The Clash

Thanks to brands like Rixo and Baum und Pfundergarten, prints are having a moment - and they're louder than ever. This summer, it's time to embrace the clash. And while it can be daunting matching and clashing patterns yourself, across the high street there are great individual pieces that have already put in the hard work for you. Ready, set... clash!


Dip your toe

Polka dots are the easiest print to wear, and they suit everyone. This wrap blouse will flatter everyone thanks to a V neckline that'll brighten your face and elongate your neck.

A simple way to try the trend, just pop these statement sandals on with an LBD or your fave jeans-and-nice-top combo and you're bang on trend (just watch your ankles...).


Experiment

This half-price dress could easily be from one of the big Italian design houses, and it's a really easy, flattering way to try the clashing trend. The large print and nipped in waist will make you look leaner, and it'll layer in winter and make an impression on it's own in the summer.

Clashing patterns doesn't have to mean going all out - this is a timeless top that nods at the trend without going the whole hog. Plus it's made from luxurious cotton, so it's probably one of the comfier options...


Go All OUT

The definition of business in the front, party in the back - this dress has a full polka dot front with tie neck and a rich floral to the back, ticking off the trend in an almost subtle way.

When you really want to go all out, this Rixo-lite dress has a bit of everything going on. This actually means, though, it'll be incredibly flattering - just keep your accessories plain and let the dress shine.

Natasha Daniels