I really like mixing patterns. It can be a little intimidating though! It's easy to go from chic to crazy cat lady in a heart beat, and I'm pretty sure that I might end up in that territory sometimes...
|Glasses: Chanel; Sweater: Vince; Skirt: JCrew; Stockings: DKNY|
The biggest key that I've found when it comes to mixing your patterns, the key is to stay in the same color family. Today, I picked navy blue, which was a color in both the stripes of my sweater and the plaid of my skirt.
It's also important to keep the patterns roughly the same size, although that's not always the case. For example, I think that rugby stripes with a ditzy floral print could be cute!
I also decided to channel Jenna Lyons (the creative director of JCrew) and use leopard print as a neutral - my leopard print smoking flats might be a little aggressive when paired with the other two patterns, but I decided to take the risk! That's what fashion is all about, right?
Until next time,