Remember back in the day when sage style advice like “don’t wear white after Labor Day” and “never mix stripes and polka dots” was dispensed like asprin? Well, we all wear white after Labor Day and mixing polka dots, stripes and thensome is the newest rule to break.
Designer Duro Olowu (a long-time darling of London who made his debut in New York this past February), is the ultimate pusher of prints. With each season, his dedication to blend imagination, ethnicity and color shines through. So if you’re hesitant to embrace “print mixing” check out any of his work for a heavy dose of inspiration. While such a bold and statement-driven trend should be executed with care, go for it. The results are sure to make you stand out from the everyday black and color-blocked garb we see on the street. Just remember to ease into it. While some women can pull off being covered head-to-toe in four different prints, most of us can’t. Try mixing a flirty, fun skirt in a monochromatic print, with a top that’s bold and bright. And don’t be afraid to let this trend trickle down to your feet.
Check out the zebra-print shoes in some of the images below.