It seems that stripes would be a good place to start. So let's start with this navy and ivory striped tee shirt:
Add a navy skirt:
Now let's add a tartan scarf:
This is pleasing to the eye because there is blue in the top, skirt and scarf.
Instead of the scarf, we could add a leopard print bag and shoes:
These items don't have navy in them but they still would look fine with the basic tee shirt and skirt above because the pattern is quite small..
Let's get a bit braver and maybe try this combination:
Mixing a smaller pattern with a larger pattern can work whereas mixing two large patterns wouldn't work as well as, in my opinion, they seem to vie with one another..
So can we mix two small patterns together? Let's see:
If you want to see more about mixing patterns, prints and colours then blogger Hello Katie Girl does this amazingly! http://Hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com.
Do you think you will try mixing patterns? I'm going to experiment and see what I think!