Mix and Match: 6 exciting fashion pairings to try right now
by Ananya Mehta
Saris with knits? Florals with leather? You may have never thought to pair these wardrobe staples together before but it's 2016 (almost 2017, really) and there is no reason why you shouldn't go about breaking some rules. Take a chance at these unconventional pairings and start your own fashion rebellion.
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Saris and knits
Breaking boundaries in Indian fashion, Anavila and Ilk celebrated the versatility of the sari. Teaming it with heavy knits and turtlenecks, the traditional linen and cotton sari got a contemporary twist, making it more wearable than ever before. Experiment with different silhouettes by adding a belt or an oversized sweater to work your body type.
Corsets and dresses
From restrictive undergarment to statement-making layer, the corset has girdled several runways this fall in its new guise. Paired with feminine, frilly dresses at Alexander McQueen, this combo has taken a modern twist on a century-old trend and could very well define the next chapter of the beloved innerwear-as-outerwear trend.
Track pants and overcoats
Carry the comfort of your couch wherever you go in this ensemble —slouchy sweats with a structured overcoat is no longer a fashion faux pas, and Emilio Pucci shows you how to do it right. Elevate your classic coat by opting for a richer fabric like patent leather or try a bold colour to brighten your outfit.
Sweaters and skirts
Boxy, oversized, comfy sweaters and pretty, delicate, lush skirts don’t exactly seem like a match made in fashion heaven, right? Wrong! Chloé and Zimmermann showed us just how marvellous they can be together, without making you look like you’ve woken up in the ’60s.
Long shorts and blazers
As much as we love our fierce pantsuits, this season has another suit in order. Take a cue from Runaway Bicycle’s latest collection to see how inherently charming and effortless this borrowed-from-the-boys trend is. For a sharper look, try teaming a pair of tailored shorts with a shirt and blazer, or go down the comfy route in linen.
Florals and dark leather
Sweet, floaty florals get a tough, cool-girl bite with the strongest leather pieces this season. The pretty/badass clash took centre stage at Antonio Marras and Etro, who show us how to easily nail this combo. Throw on a floral blouse over tight leather pants to give the otherwise dainty print a dash of danger.