striped francesca's dress

romeo & juliet couture anorak

I have a bit of fall fever today, pairing some darker shades & patterns together for a sporty look. 

sam edelman circus sneaker

striped francesca's dress
Dress: Francesca's (similar) | Jacket: Romeo & Juliet Couture (similar) | Sneakers: Circus by Sam Edelman | Bag: Michael Kors (love this one) | Jewelry: Michele, Coordinates Collection

Pattern mixing is one of my favorite style tricks.  While it can sound intimidating, it's actually super easy to do.  

1. Find one or two colors that are the same in all of the patterns that you are wearing.  In my case, it's black & white. See another black/white look here.

2. Try to limit the number of colors that you wear when mixing prints.  The stripes & camo add enough to my outfit; bright colors would be over the top. See my blue/white patterned look here.

3. Stripes are super easy to pair with another print because of their simplicity.  Stripes look great with floral prints, camo or a graphic print.  See my stripe/floral look here.

Do you have any additional tips when it comes to mixing patterns?

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