Olivia Palermo's Pattern Play Inspiration

The Spring 2014 runways saw a rush of print-spiration at every turn—from painterly pop art and abstract graffiti brushstrokes to more ethnic motifs, striking digital prints and whimsical geometric collections of dots, lines and circles.

But rather than sending mixed messages, the mash-up of patterns proved a delightfully fresh way to wear the designs—which the celeb set was none too shy to model.

Resident trendsetter Olivia Palermo brought her street style to the next level when she indulged in a bit of pattern play.

Monochrome took on new meaning when she combined a striped Tibi top with a polka-dot Tibi blouse and checkerboard, high-waist Zara shorts for a super-chic assortment. Even her Nathalie Trad clutch provided another contrasting pattern, while those green Aquazurra wrap pumps couldn’t have been a better accessory to add a splash of sophisticated colour to the mix.

Design houses gave us even more mixed prints to consider, including Rodebjer’s loose silhouette of bold black-and-white stripes, Holly Fulton’s playful, swirling peach and pink polka dots, and Libertine’s ladylike blouse-and-skirt blend of dotted fun.

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