There is a science behind mixing patterns and only recently have I wanted to learn. I firmly believed that those who wore two different prints must have gotten dressed in the dark but now I’m oddly drawn to it. But it must be done correctly otherwise you can go from looking on trend to a hot mess.

What I’m loving right now are animal prints with polka dots. Dots are sweet and girly whereas animal prints look fierce and I think it’s a great combination and a popular one at that.

I especially love the layered look of animal prints and spots. Since fall’s right around the corner, I’m definately thinking of investing in some key pieces. But for now, I’ll start small with my polka dot shirt and safari cat clutch, both from J. Crew.

*Inspiration pics 1, 2, 3