Kellie Brown, the iconoclastic, NYC-based beauty behind the blog And I Get Dressed, is practically the queen of layering. And, if you're looking for some fresh style advice, you're in luck — Kellie's fiercely feminine Instagram feed is a constant source of sartorial (and lipstick!) ingenuity.
I know, print-mixing can be kind of scary. I personally like to swan-dive into the deep end of all-print-everything, but some of you might want to take it a little splash at a time. The bottom line is patterns add interest to any outfit, and everyone, of any size, should have that in their style arsenal.
A head-to-toe print is a bold choice, and mixing two different styles can really add to the impact. Plus, it's easy to do: Just start pulling things out of your closet and try them on. You might be surprised at what falls together. A favorite go-to print combo is stripes and florals, but mixing geometric styles, or putting a busy pattern with a graphic tee, also does the trick.
The key is not what matches
, but rather, what pairs well together. And there's no better way to find that out than playing a bit of dress up. Peruse these nine picks and let the games begin.