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"Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand." - Oscar De La Renta

White shirt Wednesday: print clashing like a pro

print clashing style idea

Why wear one statement piece, when you can wear them all?

Following on from the maximalist vibe that stole our hearts (and put a sizeable dent in our credit card bills) last season, big and bold is back with a more is more attitude to AW17 trends. Rebelling against the standard trickle down theory of pre-season style and going straight for the sartorial jugular – get ready for a no holds barred approach to fall fashion.

A creative confluence of desirable decadence and vintage heirloom allure, contemporary and timeless go head-to-head in a screaming match of colour, embroidery and oh-so-fabulous ornamentation. Championed by fashion vanguards like Gucci and Dries Van Noten, eccentric Union Jack jumpers, ethereal iridescent fabrics and fiery metallic beading set the runway narrative for perennial collections across the globe.

Offering discerning onlookers a trompe d'oeil of off-kilter colour combos and opposing ornate patterns, today's fashion wallflower has been reborn with a sassy and unapologetic edge. Rebellious with a hint of creative whimsy, transcend late season staples swiftly into autumn with this fun and fervent approach to daily dressing...

Worn with a heavy dose of kerbside confidence, print clashing like a pro has very few rules of engagement – a word to the wise, pick a base tone and stick to it. Flipping through our predictive Pantone countdown colour book for next season's hottest colours, VAUGHAN HQ has gone mustard seed mad and just to prove it, we've created this stylish combo that pairs exotic print clashing with rich autumnal tones.

Keeping it late-summer casual, this bold pairing of hot pre-season colours bridges the gap between destination cool and tasteful inner city style. Using our light and bright Bettie short sleeved silk shirt as a formal counterpart, these lively bamboo printed drawstring trousers are a simply chic way to transition predictive patterns into your everyday wardrobe.

Worn slung around the hips with our neat VAUGHAN silk shirt tucked into the waistband, these vibrant oversized-fit pants offer a laid back allure – ideal for any occasion. Worn with snappy accessories that share the same rich tonal hue, these printed python pointed toe heels are a fiercely feminine must-have for work or play. Paired with a vintage inspired snakeskin clutch and precious bijoux earrings, this look combines relaxed tailoring with ornate high-luxe accessories. Finish the ensemble with matching chunky bangles for extra statement overtones. 

 Whether you're ready to embrace print clashing at full throttle or just want to switch up your style, playful patterns old and new are an inventive (and cost-effective) way of wearing your favourite pre-loved wardrobe favourites with fresh catwalk designs - for a look that's truly unique.

Pictured: The Bettie silk shirt in Stark Naked White, Marni drawstring printed trousers, Oscar de la Renta earrings, Marni wood bangle bracelet, Chanel box frame clutch, Pollini leather pumps

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