I like opposites on the color wheel.
Purple and yellow - opposites.
Blue and red- opposites.
Some of you said you don't have access to good fabric stores and that your local store is very ho-hum. What about something tonal in solids?
And if you are mixing more than two fabrics, try carrying one color throughout most of the mix. Each fabric in these bloomers features some orange.
Another trick is to try to mix a big print with a small print. Look at this amazing outfit made by Lindsay at The Cottage Home:
|The Cottage Home|
She has combined the large scale blue fabric with a small print orange one. This works to balance the outfit. If the blue print was matched with another large print, it might not be so pleasing to the eye.
So have at 'er! Mix it up.