Keeping your springtime florals fresh by combining them with simple stripes can be as delicious and indulgent as topping fruit pie with ice cream. This bright hawaiian floral works with these light pink striped shorts because simple pattern does not compete, but still color-coordinates.
The most foolproof way to combine patterns is to choose them from the simple two-color variety. Make sure both patterns share at least one color and are different enough to appear deliberately clashy.
Subtle prints like houndstooth and pinstripes can be as versatile as textures like corduroy and velvet, so go ahead and pair small, muted patterns with large-scale ones, like this hand-painted batik crop top. Repeat the understated color scheme again in your accessories to enhance the mingling.
Neutral patterns tend to get along best with other neutrals. We even threw in a leopard print belt to nudge this ensemble even further to the wild side. The smaller the pattern, the easier it is to mix.