It's a street-style fave and a glossy go-to, the too-cool-to-care trend of mixing prints. There are many risky trends in the fashion world right now but mixing prints could be one of the riskiest. But when you master the art of mixing, your options for potential outfits in your closet will be endless. This week’s Fashionista is wearing a polka dotted cardigan paired with floral printed jeans. To tie in the look, she wears a relaxed sold tee. To start off, it’s nice to find a starting point whether it be a floral skirt or leopard printed blazer. For newcomers to the trend, mixing polka dots and stripes is one of the easiest ways to achieve a mixed look. Another tip is to choose a color family. Pieces from similar color palettes will help blend your prints while still making a statement. Also, to avoid looking like walking wallpaper, it’s nice to limit your mixing to two patterns—keeping in mind scale. If you’re still nervous about mixing prints, you can try a more subtle approach by mixing different textured pieces like a ruffled blouse or lace skirt. To top it off, accessorize accordingly. You don’t want to give your ensemble an overwhelming appearance, so try using sold colored items such as a clutch or a belt. Remember– just make sure, as you do with any outfit you put together, you're thinking about your silhouette and balancing the prints.