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It's great that you're challenging yourself and trying to master new styles, especially because mixed prints will continue to be big for fall too! But first let's talk about a summery version of this look: florals. When combining floral prints, one rule of thumb is to pair a bigger print with a smaller one. So if you have a tiered skirt with an oversized print, wear it with a daintier shirt. Likewise, a bolder sweater with large, spaced-out flowers would look amazing styled with botanical trousers that have a smaller, busier print. Another great combo for transitional dressing-yes, it works now and is also on-point for fall-is a plaid-geometric mash-up. Aclassic flannel shirt and a pair of tiki-print shorts add up to one unexpectedly cute outfit or you could go for a buffalo plaid skirt worn with a retro tile print; it's totally up to you! My last recommendation is to try a fusion of two monochromatic prints. Simply pick a color palette-black and white is an easy one-and then feel free to use any two prints you like. Again, in an ideal situation you'd have one slightly bigger print and one smaller one. For example, you could pair a standout sweater featuring big window checks with flowy pajama pant in a petite print, a zebra button-up with pajama pants, or a dramatic kaleidoscope skirt with a muted photo-print top. Just remember: the larger print will be the focal point of the outfit, so wear the bigger pattern on whatever area of your body you want to highlight!

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