Can I be honest? Mixing patterns scares the pants off of me. (It's a good thing I'm wearing tights! ba dum chhhh!) There's just too many options, and too many ways to look like I got dressed in the dark. My solution to this phobia? I literally got dressed in the dark. I may have gone through my closet the night before and picked out all the various elements, but on this particular morning, the lights stayed off. I then left the house before I had a chance to change my mind.