How To Mix AW 2014/15 Trends

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In the past we, here at Estilo-Tendances, have covered all the trends of different seasons that catch our eye and that we can relate to our personal style! This time, we want to mix them all up and tell you why and how has the world of fashion reached the point where less actually is less!

Rene Gruau fashion drawing

Rene Gruau fashion illustration!

Found on sheissarahjane.com

In the 19th century, Charles Frederick Worth created his line of clothing and was the first designer to put his name tag on every piece he had created! Since then, the fashion industry followed the simple idea of creating certain collections that indicated the brand and/or the designer and were suitable for the season. Visual merchandising was the key and high streets followed the collections outfit by outfit!

SEE ALSO: ICONIC BRITISH FASHION DESIGNERS

Today the situation is slightly turned upside down, or as I have mentioned before, the top down has turned into bottom up! The 20th century transformed the mentality of the society and therefor the whole concept of how the fashion industry works! People started seeking for inspiration themselves rather than only following the designer’s style! This is why today, people following fashion are not limiting themselves with such boundaries as they used to! Mixing up trends – garments,  prints and patterns, textures and colour  is the key of how to contrast the items and stand out with your style! 

Clash the trends this autumn/winter and strike with daring outfits on a cold and grey season!

#1 Mixing Prints And Patterns!

Proenza Schouler Fashion Week Accessories New York Street Style Accessories

Proenza Schouler New York fashion week, street style accessories!

Found on Elle

Leopard printed flats worn with ripped jeans and striped sweater

Leopard printed flats worn with ripped jeans and striped sweater!

Found on Nikia Williams Photography

Different size prints and bright colours for mixing up trends!

Different size prints and bright colours for mixing up trends!

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TIP: Mixing prints with prints, layering patterns on patterns or going all in and doing it both for one outfit is daring and requires a little knowledge of how to mix and match like a pro! The line between fashionable and over the top is really thin here! Make sure to follow the rules for what colours either work together or work against each other (colour blocking) and wear small prints and patterns with larger to keep the outfit balanced!

SEE ALSO: LOOK OUT, IT’S THE 1960S!

Nina Ricci Resort 2014 look with mixed prints!

Nina Ricci Resort 2014 look with mixed prints!

Found on Vogue

Laura Bailey wearing printed shirt, plaid midi skirt and high heel ankle boots for LFW!

Laura Bailey wearing printed shirt, plaid midi skirt and high heel ankle boots for London Fashion Week!

Found on snobfahionblog.com

Paris Fashion Week - striped top worn with patterned trousers, white fur hat and winter coat!

Paris Fashion Week – striped top worn with patterned trousers, white fur hat and a winter coat!

Found on Vogue

#2 Mixing Colours!

Topshop Chartreuse coat worn with floral top, jeans and tip toe aquamarine coloured pumps!

Street style from New York fashion week – Topshop Chartreuse coat worn with floral top, jeans and tip toe aquamarine coloured pumps!

Found on Vanessa Jackman

TIP: The first rule to follow when wanting to look fashionably chic is by matching the colors together and adding colorful accessories, bag, shoes, sunglasses and nail polish/lipstick to add this little twist to the outfit! What about challenging yourself a little and trying out color blocking? Make sure you put together complimentary colours to have the strong, but balanced effect!

SEE ALSO: 84 STUNNING STREET STYLE PHOTOS FROM NEW YORK CITY AW14

Mixing up bright colours for Paris fashion week

Mixing up bright colours on a pleated midi skirt, cropped top and platform shoes for Paris Fashion Week!

Found on Elle

#3 Mixing Different Textures!

Rapsodia printed trousers worn with a silk top and embroidered jacket with sequins!

Rapsodia printed trousers worn with a silk top and embroidered jacket with sequins!

Found on issuu.com

TIP: Layering different fabrics/textures is a great way to show the artistic side of your fashion sense! It also brings out the beautiful element of craftsmanship is the world of fashion and adds the elegant and sophisticated touch to your style!

Frida Gustavsson wearing a guilted jacket worn with knitted sweater, black trousers and printed scarf!

Frida Gustavsson at the New York fashion week wearing a guilted jacket worn with knitted sweater, black trousers and printed scarf!

Found on Vanessa Jackman

Roland Mouret at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014

Roland Mouret at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014!

Found on Style Bistro

#4 Mixing Garments!

Printed-blouse-worn-with-boyfriend-jeans-patterned-blazer-tip-toe-flats-and-a-clutch-bag

Printed blouse worn with boyfriend jeans patterned blazer tip toe flats and a clutch bag!

Found on pureblyss

Mixing printed cotton shirt with pleated silk skirt and matching accessories!

Mixing printed cotton shirt with pleated silk skirt and matching accessories!

Found on Vogue

Striped sweater with elbow patches worn with denim shirt and black trousers!

Striped sweater with elbow patches worn with denim shirt and black trousers!

Found on thehuntingensemble

TIP: Layering your garments is the key element when wanting to mix trends any season! It is the most brilliant way of wearing all those elements together that present your favourite picks from the trends that are coming and going each season! Try aquamarine with monochrome, denim with animal prints, plaid skirts with slogan tees, high waist trousers with turtle neck sweaters and oversized coats etc. to make the impact on the street style!

SEE ALSO: 99 STREET STYLE PHOTOS FROM LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14

Chartreuse shirt and mix up with unique mini skirt with texture blocking!

Chartreuse shirt and mix up with unique mini skirt with texture blocking!

Found on thejenuinelife.com

Stella Jean A/W 2014 - knitted striped sweater, plaid shirt and printed, embroidered skirt!

Stella Jean A/W 2014 – knitted striped sweater, plaid shirt and printed, embroidered skirt!

Found on Diary Of A Clotheshorse

Leather jacket worn with lace and cotton white dress!

Leather jacket worn with lace and cotton white dress!

Found on celebinspire

Knitted sweater worn with lace skirt for the street style

Knitted sweater worn with lace skirt for the street style!

Found on flightboutique

#5 Mixing It All Up!

Plaid midi pencil skirt worn with denim shirt, slogan sweater, red tip toe pumps and a leather bag!

Plaid/tartan midi pencil skirt worn with denim shirt, slogan sweater, red tip toe pumps and a leather bag!

Found on wardrobelooks.com

Mixing trends - long grey vest, plaid trousers, fringed scarf, leather ankle boots and a matching bag!

Mixing trends – long grey vest, plaid trousers, fringed scarf, leather ankle boots and a matching bag!

Found on ohhcouture.com

TIP: Feeling like a pro already when it comes to mixing and matching trends? Go for it this season! Use the knowledge of what trend works well with what, match up those crazy colours you adore, layer prints with patterns and double up the garmentsmake a fashion statement!

Prada runway in Milan - blue leather coat with fur sleeves, pleated and patterned midi skirt, black top, golden high heels and reptile skin bag!

Prada runway in Milan – blue leather coat with fur sleeves, pleated and patterned midi skirt, black top, golden high heels and reptile skin bag!

Found on Style Bistro

Custo Barcelona RTW collection - fur coat, long embellished dress worn with turtle neck sweater!

Found on WWD

Milan street style - oversized coat, velvet trousers, platform shoes, denim on denim layered with a white turtle neck sweater!

Milan street style – oversized coat, velvet trousers, platform shoes, denim on denim layered with a white turtle neck sweater!

Found on Harper’s Bazaar

SEE ALSO: ICONIC FRENCH FASHION DESIGNERS

Do you dare to stand out by getting creative with your street style outfit ideas? Did you get great guidelines on how to mix up and show how to wear the trends like a pro?

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About the Author:

A fashion photographer from Estonia who is taking BA degree studies in Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom. Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Fashion and photography have always been a great passion of mine, which is why, after a short period of art and photography studies in Odder, Denmark, I decided to commit myself to a BA degree in fashion photography to grow as an artist, improve the technical skills and deeply understand the behind the scene of fashion industry. Curious and adventurous personality allows me to explore fashion photography from different angles. I enjoy working in the studio and outdoors, creating a different narrative and look each time. Until now, I also styled and directed on hair and make-up on the shoots. The outcome is always edited and retouched by me. I am also interested in graphic design and take a great pleasure combining these two fields that are so strongly connected. Some of my work can be seen on http://merlepraakliphotography.foliohd.com/all

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