My Style: Summer jackets and office-appropriate print clashing

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‘Iden’ Jacket, Custommade (coming online and in store very soon) | ‘Nantika Dress’ (worn as blouse), Custommade | Skirt, Marks & Spencer (old season, similar here) | Shoes, Julia Mays | ‘Gia’ silver Bag, M Hulot | Sunglasses, ASOS | All photos: Eleanor Skan

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that I am a BIG old fan of a print clash. Throw me a jumble-sale ready collection of prints and patterns and I will hunt and seek out those that tone and work together until I find things that work.

Perhaps it’s all those years as a fashion editor experimenting on photo-shoots that’s given me confidence, but clashing prints done well totally inspire me (I love seeing street-style images on Pinterest for inspiration).

The main thing to remember is to keep tones consistent. Play with proportion and have fun with the prints – if the tones and colours all complement each other then it’ll look great. Unless you’re a minimalist, in which case you will HATE this post!

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The jacket and blouse I’m wearing here are by Danish print clash kings Custommade. This ‘Iden’ jacket (which is coming online soon) is the perfect shape for summer weather – particularly if you’re based in an office and have to look smart every day but can’t face a full-on long-sleeved coat in the heat.

I’ve teamed them both with an old M&S skirt and added an additional bold colour with these amazing shoes by new designer Julia Mays.

They’re in a colourway called Sicilian Red, but CAN WE JUST DISCUSS HOW COMFORTABLE THEY ARE?! Bearing in mind I am RUBBISH in heels, I could have danced in these. And I could definitely have walked further than taxi to restaurant.

I have borrowed these beauties to try and am genuinely a bit sad I have to send them back! Check out her line here.

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  • Comments ( 2 )

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    Julia

    What an lovely jacket! I had one just like this. I loved the sleeves! This kimono cut is the best one for summer.

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      Erica

      It’s lovely isn’t it? I love! x

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