HOW TO MIX PRINTS PART 3
Rule#3 adds on to Rule#1, which call for at least one common colour.
Apart from the common colour, there should be at least one other design element that link the two garments, This can be a colour, a shape, fabric type, a style personality, an era or a print element or theme.
In the example above, the main linking colours are black, red and yellow, but there are also a few common design elements: the man's red hat and fluffy yellow hair is reflected by the red in the skirt and the yellow feather fringing, as well as in the strawberry and banana combo in the shoes. The fluffy tassel earrings take this element further, and of course, the "avant garde" style personality rounds it all off.
In this example, here are only two common colours: the pink and rusty brown of the roses, but the roses themselves serve as a linking theme. This rose theme is repeated in the shoes, and the shapes of both the rings and the bag. The other linking element is the era: all the items in this set have a 70s retro feeling, from the rusty brown colour to the platform shoes and the fringe bag.
In this set, there is only one common colour - orange - but the texture and sheen and drape of the silk fabrics link the two items. The scale of print is similar, and help to enhance the harmony. There is also a "jewel-like" element to both the colours and the fabric, which is repeated in the accessories.