The versatility of this trend allows us a sigh of relief. For the experimenters, go for it. For the beginners, let your outfit do the mixing and matching for you. There are many dresses that have already incorporated the mix and match for you. For the shy who would rather play it safe, explore textures and themes, rather than prints. A great example of this is Naomi Campbell at Wimbeldon the other day.
The three rules of thumb, firstly, make sure your patterns are all the same tone of color. This allows the eye to relax, even if the prints are totally contrasting. Also, the stronger the mix and match, the cleaner the silhouette. Don’t try and say too much about yourself with mix and match prints and an avante-garde silhouette… Thirdly, safer mix and match combinations don’t necessarily need to read as boring, they can come out of their shell with a more daringly styled outfit. Go for it !