To a recovering minimalist like myself, Italian designer Stella Jean's modern blend of checks, stripes and African prints is quite appealing.
|Spring/summer 2014 catwalk photos: style.com|
But how much is too much? When it comes to clashing prints, I'm inclined to think that two's company, three's a lively crowd. And at my age, I'm a bit beyond raucous gatherings. But by paring this down: think printed jacket with jeans and a stripey t-shirt, or maxi skirt with a plain black shirt, the look becomes more cultural mix than Culture Club. Opt for a Jenna Lyons-inspired, modern-day mash-up and prints are so much easier to wear. Though I'll definitely be looking a little closer to home for mine: Brixton Market has a fine selection of shops selling African fabrics and fabulous frocks:
Tip: if you get the chance, go and see Yinka Shonibare's Wind Sculpture and exhibition at the Queen's House in Greenwich. It's fantastic:
How do you wear bold prints?