This Is Set to Be One of the Biggest Trends for Spring

Thanks to the exploding popularity of Gucci, eccentric mix-and-match dressing is bigger than ever. Gingham with snake print? Sure! Ripped denim with over-the-top embellishment? Why not? A patent trench with a brocade dress? Absolutely! For S/S 17, many designers are ripping up all of the established rules on what you should pair with what, proving truly anything goes.

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From Left to Right: Gucci, Altuzarra, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel in our S/S 17 fashion trends report.

Layering prints and textures might sound incredibly daunting, but this trend is more wearable than you might think. Dolce & Gabbana made it approachable by pairing jeans with bejeweled accessories, a trophy jacket and a motif tee, while at Miu Miu, it was all about accessorizing to the max with lilac platforms and a printed wrap.

Scroll below to see how the street style set are already styling this trend, and then shop our edit of the best mix-and-match pieces…

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1. Be Adventurous When Pairing Prints
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Style Notes: Abandon all the usual rules when it comes to pairing prints, and play with clashing patterns. Follow Sherry Shen's lead, and tuck a printed shirt into a high-waisted jazzy skirt using a belt to blend the look together.

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2. Use Leopard Print as a Neutral
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Style Notes: When attempting this eccentric styling, it helps to see leopard print as a neutral, and pair your spotted jacket or coat with a colourful statement shirt.

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3. Mix Unlikely Textures
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Style Notes: Don't just experiment with prints and colours. This mix-and-match mentality extends to textures too—even if that just means adding a furry key chain to your backpack.

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4. The More Colourful, the Better
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Style Notes: Pile on the bright colours, and don't just stop with your clothes—opt for bright, garish accessories too. The point is, it's not supposed to match.

Ready to try the trend? Shop 15 of our best mix-and-match pieces below…