Here is just one, of many, high-end runway examples coming out of the the latest collections:
|via JustBeMagazine seen at London Fashion Week by Mary Katrantzou|
I want to go more extreme with the pattern chaos than I already have, but here's my starting point - today's outfit of flower patterned tights and a striped turtleneck, all locked together with a simple cotton black dress, belted (of course):
These tights are a little bit ugly. I probably could have paired them with a shirt that was a little more 'girly' and less 'jailhouse' to better compliment the childlike, coloring-book-flower-pattern tights. I also could have tried the outfit with black flats (or the leopard flats and the zebra belt?!) Baby steps...
So - yay or nay on the pattern mixing?