Optical pattern/geometric print, mesh bomber jacket and animal print: Clashing prints

Optical patterns are subtle, unique, stylish and eye catching. The optical patterns are purposefully dramatic as it reinvents simple forms by obsessively repeating (and distorting) them. Optic prints and animal prints can be a little bit tricky to pull off, but worry not as Fashion Cadet is here to guide you on to rock this trend without giving others migraines.

When wearing optical/geometric prints is best to pair it with a solid colour item to break up the pattern so that it doesn’t overwhelm onlookers. Wearing pieces that complement the geometric print,  so that you will end up with a simple clean cut silhouettes that won’t give others headaches. Whether you’re a fan of matching prints or clashing them with other patterns it’s best to introduce them in small doses to avoid having a busy looking outfit.

How to wear optical & animal print

Wear an optical print pair of shorts with a solid colour blouse, heels and a leopard print clutch bag for an evening look.  Pair an optic pattern blouse with a skinny jean, animal print sandals and a cross bag for a day out shopping look. Wear a geometric print skirt with a white basic top, animal print statement necklace and court shoes for an office look. Wear an animal print blouse with a plain skater skirt, brogues and a leopard print bag for a weekend look.

Olivia Palermo looked stunning in a short 60s style optic pattern mini dress which she added a long sleeved black mesh zip up, a red tote bag, chunky statement necklace and leopard prints ballet shoes.

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