Anna Wintour Is a Fan of This Formerly Faux-Pas Styling Trick

If anyone can break a long-standing fashion rule, it's Anna Wintour. As the Editor in Chief of Vogue for the past three decades, Wintour has undoubtedly seen the rules of fashion evolve over time. But polka dots and stripes? Or rather, flora and fauna in the same look? These clashing patterns seem challenging to pull off. 

Always one to keep 'em guessing, Wintour was photographed wearing a beautiful black and white floral print dress paired with a leopard jacket prior to attending Michael Kors's spring/summer 2023 runway show last month in New York City. Although she removed the jacket once inside, it's undeniable: if Wintour wears a look on the red carpet, it's officially AWOK

Inspired by this enigmatic leader's playful clashing prints, we're ready to take this mismatched ensemble for a spin. Keep reading to shop for a few fun coats, jackets, and dresses—you'll notice they're all black and white, which makes putting together a fashion person–approved outfit much less intimidating than it looks. 


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Other Ways Anna Wintour Mixes Prints


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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.