Updated 12:41 PM EDT, Wed, Jun 30, 2010
Donning stripes, florals, and leopard prints—all in the same outfit—might seem like a one-way ticket to getting you on the worst dressed list. But according to Samantha Yanks, editor in chief of Hamptons and Gotham magazines, mixing patterns is one of summer's biggest trends and an easy way to bring a fresh twist to items that might already be in your closet. The key is to keep pieces in the same palette.
Madewell striped tee and floral skirt.
Peter Som top and skirt at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Anna Sui dress at Nordstrom.
J.Crew floral-print coat and dress.
First Published: Jun 24, 2010 6:40 PM EDT