Pattern mixing is a fashion skill that I have acquired over the years. One of my great friends, FiFi, the owner of Fia's Fab Finds, is a master. She knows just the right way to pair flowers with stripes and leather with lace. There is a fine line between clashing patterns and doing a creative spin on your outfit. Hopefully I can offer a few tips on how to mix your patterns correctly.
1. Keep your patterns in the same color palette.
I believe that it is perfectly fine to combine polka dots and stripes as long as they are in the same color palette.
2. Adding a solid pop of color.
A bright colored shoe or accessory added to your pattern can add sass to your outfit.
3. Add texture as pattern mixing.
I love to pair leather leggings or a suede skirt to a cotton button up or top.
If you want to stand out with your fashion, try pattern mixing!