So after that little introduction story, I would like to share with you something I learned this year about putting together outfits...mixing patterns! At first this can seem really scary, but it's actually simple and can make an outfit super fun! When I put together outfits like these, I always keep in mind four simple rules. Hopefully these will help you when choosing what your going to wear and give you the courage to step outside of your comfort zone!
2. Large print, small print. You want to always make sure that if the prints aren't the same, that there is one small print, and one large print just like Whitney Port does in this picture. If they are both large or both small, the outfit will not be easy to look at and the print will get lost easily. By paring a large print with a small, you will create a balance within your outfit.
3. Keep color the same. Another route you can take is pair two prints that are the same color like Rachel Bilson does above. When wearing similar color prints, it creates a sort of 'flow' that pulls the outfit together.
4. Stripes and florals. Okay so for this one, I really don't know why it works but the mix of these two always seem to work. Maybe it's the simplicity of the stripes mixed with a busy pattern. Anyway, I always love putting a stripe sweater with a floral skirt in the spring time. Olivia Palermo definitely shows just how great this pair looks!
When it comes down to it all, I think you should just wear what you feel comfortable wearing and use your judgement when wearing outfits like these. If you aren't feeling 100% confident in your outfit, don't wear it. It defiantly took a long time before I was even comfortable with the thought of mixing prints. I hope this has inspired you to take a risk next time you put together what you are going to wear. Good Luck!