Despite having adhered to the unspoken rules of matching for your entire life, it may be time to officially jump ship when it comes to outfit coordination. Bold prints like leopard, polka dots, and plaid have made their way to the forefront of fashion this season, and they're not going away anytime soon. If you can't seem to narrow it down to just one printed piece, take a cue from Vanessa Hudgens' printed pants and top, which prove clashing is no longer a faux pas.
Hudgens appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tues. evening in New York City to promote her latest film, Second Act. The actor combined two different floral pieces to achieve her mixed-print look with '70's-inspired pants and a sheer button-down top by Italian designer, Giambattista Valli. Although the pieces didn't technically "go," the whimsical floral prints complemented each other in a way that was both coordinated and unexpected.
The actor tied it all together with a pair of elegant pointed white boots with a tall, thin heel. Known for switching up her hair and beauty looks, Hudgens opted for a pin-straight, shoulder-length bob featuring choppy bangs that sat just above her eyebrows. In collaboration with her makeup artist, Allan Avendaño, she kept it natural with glowing skin and a rose-tinted lip, adding a pop of sparkle with a shimmer-infused, pink eyeshadow.
Mixing prints may seem like a serious statement, but it can come off as subtle when styled as such. Start small by combining a neutral striped sweater with a leopard-print faux-fur coat, or take a risk (in the easiest way) by pairing your favorite printed midi dress with a checkered blazer.
Deliberately mismatching can help elevate your office style, a night out look, or even make a casual outfit seem that much more fashion-forward. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's selection of clashing separates that work together to form celebrity-worthy looks.