I get it—mixing prints can be extremely tricky. It truly is an art. It seems way more complicated than your favorite fashion bloggers make it look, doesn’t it? You have got to remember this one thing the next time your are tackling the difficult feat: it is not necessarily about matching the prints and patterns, it is about picking pieces that go well together.

Find prints with one or two similar colors in themm such as this striped H&M T-shirt and this Ecote cardigan. A less bold take on this look is to pick pieces that are the same colors, like this checked ASOS blouse and these plaid Zara trousers. If you are still a little wary about this mixing business, experiment with printed accessories or try a simple striped T-shirt dress and add leopard flats—it works every time.

There is no question that this Fashionista has mastered the art of print mixing. In her look, it is all about tying in similar colors from each piece to make them all work together. Her plaid BCBGeneration shirt is the vital item in this look. The navy and black in the top tie in all of the other pieces to complete her ensemble. She knotted the sweater around her waist, which adds a little ’90s vibe. Sticking with her dainty Jennifer Meyer rings and Nepalese gems keeps print mixing the main focus of the look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My favorite fashion quote is ‘Women who wear black live colorful lives.’ I believe this is so true. When in doubt, wear black! It never fails.”