Sarah Jessica Parker is a gal we can ALWAYS count on to inspire our next shopping trip and while her latest look is definitely not for the fashion faint hearted, there are many style lessons to be learnt from this jazzy ensemble.
Swapping her beloved NYC for a night out in Las Vegas, the 50-year-old of Sex and the City fame was in town to promote the latest drop of her killer shoe line SJP Collection. And naturally the event called for a statement outfit.
With an endless array of gorgeous dresses to choose from, Sarah decided to ditch feminine frills in favour of some seriously cool tailored suiting; however, it was no failsafe co-ord set.
Instead SJP turned up the fashion stakes in a super-busy snake print taper trouser and fitted blazer combo. The colourway may consist of black and white tones but thanks to the intricate and edgy motif, this suit couldn't be farther from the styles you would consider sporting in the office.
Not content with just one mere print, SJP went on to throw not one but two more into the mix — and still managed to look effortlessly chic.
Rocking what looks like a '80s Versace-style chain motif silk blouse and striped black and gold heels, Sarah expertly managed to work three stand-out prints into one look without resembling your secondary school art teacher — you know, the one who wore lots of beaded jewellery — which is certainly no small feat. How did she do it, you ask? Her secret is actually pretty simple...
When you're mixing and matching your prints, the one rule you ALWAYS need to follow is to choose one common colour and make sure every piece you wear has it intertwined within the print in some way. See how every item SJP's wearing has black throughout? Yeah, it's all coming together now isn't it?
It's not the first time that the style maven has showcased her print clashing abilities. Months after she stepped out in this get-up we're still remembering it for all the right reasons. Working a stripe and floral combo is the easiest and most foolproof way of mixing your motifs but again notice how Sarah has picked up on the red hue throughout her skirt and matched it with her scarlet stripe Breton top? Clarity.
So, if you're not quite ready to tackle printed suiting we reckon this skirt and top idea is the best way to ease yourself into the trend without risking any jibes from your friends and workmates.
SJP, we salute you for your countless fashion endeavours!
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