Although the mix print phenomenon has been around for a few seasons now I was totally un-phased by it. Only now am I seeing how incredibly easy it is to incorporate it into my style and it has literally taken over my closet (!!!). Mixing prints is the new norm for me almost like being back in the '70s fashion where no rules applied for textures and prints and it just worked!
I can tell you two main objectives I take heed to when styling this look 1) Pairing small prints together and 2) Pairing one big print with a small print. Never do I pair two big prints at the same time as the eye will not know which print to concentrate on.
With this outfit I'm wearing my favorite thrifted men's trench (you can try this similar trench that comes in three classic colors), a Gap tee that's on sale now(!), thrifted brocade pants (this pant is a fun print), and Bandolino pumps (These colorblock pumps are so cute. Love the red!).
Hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year's! Happy 2013!!! :-)