A designer with years of experience, a knack for patterns, working with a six-foot glamazon? That person can create a visually eclectic outfit, says Adam. And maybe you can, too. "On the other hand, it's a fine line between eye-catching and looking as if you're about to join Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus.
HERE TO STAY: TONED-DOWN PRINT MIXING
"A little bit of print can go a long way," says Adam, who likes a floral paired with a thin stripe or small polka dots. "If you really want to mix patterns, choose items in the same tonal family, with prints that are not on the same scale," he says. "Pick a sweater with a smaller pattern than the skirt you plan to wear it with." No matter what, avoid prints larger than your fist—those patterns can make you look bigger than you actually are.
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