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Style Guide: Clashing Prints

posted on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 | find under Tamara, Fashion
Wondering how to style this season’s prints? It’s time to embrace the unexpected and get clashing. Sweaty Betty Founder and Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton shows you how to mix, match and clash prints like a pro. 

Fashion’s rule book has been written and torn up so many times, I think these days pretty much anything goes. Take print, once restricted to single garments, now it’s time to clash. Inspired by the vibrancy of Rio this season’s prints are our fiercest yet – leggings, vests and pants are covered with graphic shapes, carnival brights and geometric tile prints to ensure you stand out in and away from the studio.  

style guide clashing prints

Wear the Oste Luxe Sweatshirt with the Amrita Yoga Leggings

Rule 1: Wear it black

Balance an eye-catching print with black staples to master modern chic. Inspired by the geometric tiles on Rio’s Ipanema beach the statement, graphic and versatile Amrita print is my favourite this season. Fuse Brazilian colours with the oversized British cool of the Oste Luxe Sweatshirt, as the discreet jacquard print ensures your legs will really make a statement in this hero style.  

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Wear the Kinetic 7/8 Leggings with the Avesha Yoga Vest and Yama Padded Yoga Bra

Rule 2: Don’t be afraid

Don’t fear clashing prints, you just need to follow some basic rules. Keep accessories low-key and break up your look with block colours. A bright bra always adds edge to an outfit and highlights the bold geometric print of the Kinetic 7/8 Leggings. If you're adding a flash of colour to your look try experimenting with shapes, I love to pair a loose-fitting vest with interesting details with fitted bottoms.

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Pair the Contour Printed Workout Leggings with a printed Athlete Vest

Rule 3: Be bold

Rio is such an energetic city, iconic tiled pavements and urban graffiti were everywhere, providing a flash of colour across the landscape. When it comes to prints this season fashion favours the bold, so channel the body-confidence of Rio’s Cariocas and wear clashing geometric styles. These daring monochrome leggings contrast just the right amount with the bright graphic Athlete Vest. For added body confidence, the seams on all our new season leggings are designed to sculpt a true Brazilian bottom, so be prepared to feel amazing.  

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Wear the Adrenaline Run Leggings with the Resistance Workout Bra

Rule 4: Make it statement

Choose one print to dominate and use the other as an accent. The bright space dye of the Resistance Workout Bra really pops against the muted Cabana print on our bum-sculpting heroes the Adrenaline Run Leggings. Although, if just a sports bra and leggings isn’t quite your style, add the playful Clubhouse Seamless L/S Top for a look that transcends the studio. 

Shop the print filled Flying the British Flag collection today, and if you’re looking for fitness and fashion inspiration follow #SweatYourStyle on FacebookTwitter and Instagram
By Angela brooks - 18th January 2016
I like and find the new ss16 range at Sweaty Betty very trendy and on point for this season.
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