If you want to try mixing patterns, one easy way to start is by keeping the colors the same. When you do this there is something unifying to tie the pieces together. I couldn't get a picture of my example outfit from head to toe, but these photos should give you an idea of how this looks. Both my dress and my jacket are in the black, white, and grey palette. I kept the theme going by wearing black and white sandals as well. You can do the same thing with any colors. And if you can become comfortable with that, then you can explore mixing patterns and colors in the same outfit. I'll try that once I get more of my spring and summer clothes out of their boxes. Good material for a future post!
The bottom line, of course, is to be confident and comfortable with what you're wearing. That makes you look great all of the time.
|Dress by Merona from Target, Jacket by Charter Cub from Macy's (thrifted)|