Of all the sartorial challenges, among tough-to-nail trends, print mixing ranks especially high. While often associated with the dress-under-trench looks of Anna Wintour and the three-piece suits of Blake Lively, there is actually a much more laid-back way of layering various designs. The most recent outfit by Jennifer Lopez just put a cool girl-spin on the technique, providing a lesson for those who wonder how to match prints for fall while still keeping things casual. Two simple staples are all it takes, both of which are sure to get loads of wear in other parts of your closet.
On Sep. 15, with beautiful Alex Rodriguez on the streets of New York, J.Lo was seen wearing a punchy outfit that is sure to inspire true maximalists. Lopez walked past her wide-brimmed straw hat and CDC-recommended face mask with two unexpected pieces: a biker jacket and a kaftan. The resident beachwear piece and the street style mainstay will seldom be paired together in most conditions, but their boisterous patterns synchronize them seamlessly in this example.
Camilla, an Australian fashion brand that has been rotated countless times by It-girls from Gigi Hadid and Beyoncé, designs both pieces. Popular for its loud designs, ranging from animal prints to mosaic tiles, its oversaturated hues are ideal for combining with a statement bag and going out. Tying in The Row’s turquoise alligator bag and a pair of clear heels, this is just what Lopez did, so as not to distract from the patterns at play.
While, unfortunately, Lopez’s jacket and kaftan are sold out, there are plenty of other Camilla sets that allude to the same bright, layered look. Take the Oversized Robe of the company in its ‘Mother Xanadu’ print, for instance. For a high impact look, the piece can be worn over its matching short kaftan, which provides a contrasting high-low silhouette. Or, try Camilla’s ‘Painted Land’ print, which provides a slightly more conventional take on the printed leather look, to keep with the moto jacket design.
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