If you’re doing just two patterns (like a top and a skirt), go for…
- Patterns in a similar color palette, like Kendi's stripes and florals (far left)
- One pattern that’s bold and another that’s more subtle—like Amanda's hearts and stripes (far right)—or two patterns that are both more subtle, like Trang's leopard-on-leopard ensemble (second from left)
For three or more patterns, make sure your boldest print contains your dominant color, then keep your other prints subtle, using only one or two colors from your bold print, as Tayele does (second from right).
P.S. If you want some tips for mixing patterns in your home, check out this article I wrote for Woman's Day.
Photo credits (left to right): KendiEveryday.com, BehindSeams.com, AveStyles.com, LittleMissFearless.com