I am not one to mix my patterns. I know that it is fine to do, lots of people do it, mixing and matching patterns creates interest, yada, yada, yada. Still, I don't do it. I have tried, but it always turns out looking ridiculous, and I change. But, yesterday I had a change of heart. I mixed a couple of patterns that I could live with; look cute in even. It all started with a shirt with small polka dots. It's a spring time shirt so I layered it over a t-shirt for warmth. Then, my neck was still cold, not to mention the outfit was sort of boring so I brought out a scarf with stripes. Yes, stripes I said. Another pattern! I wrapped it around my neck and I thought, hey! that's not ridiculous, that's cute! And just like that I stepped out of the box.