In some ways I'm not a big fan of mixing patterns. I know that there are a lot of young girls out there that swear by it but I'm conservative when it comes to that. I have no problem with bright colors. I have no problem with highly patterned items in my wardrobe. Bit I prefer to wear them with solids. The picture at left is a combo I couldn't enjoy wearing.
I am old enough to not be comfortable following the crowd in a lot of the trends. I'm old enough to know that some things that might look fine on someone else would be ludicrous on me. I won't be wearing tights, especially patterned ones. My legs look fine in pants. NO skinny jeans for me, or jeggings. In a lot of cases I don't think they are attractive. I like a nice smooth line, without horizontal creases. I'm not a boot person. I love to go barefoot. To me a jean jacket goes with jeans, not poofy skirts. These are my preferences. I've worked hard during the last few years to find a look I like. I have found several. So I will be the person I decide to be every day. No blind following of trends. I just want to look good when I put my glasses on.